Heather French Henry has had a twenty year commitment to veterans. So she has. Her father was a marine. He was disabled in Vietnam. Concern for veterans was her theme as Miss America. She took it seriously. The late Senator Paul Wellstone and the late Congressman Lane efforts honored her efforts to support homeless veterans by naming their proposal the Heather French Henry Homeless Veterans Assistance Act. If Paul Wellstone could take Heather French Henry, you can too
Andy Beshear is running against Matt Bevin, the most unpopular governor in the country, the governor he has been suing. Bevin will not be a pushover this November. No matter how unpopular, Bevin will attack relentlessly.
Dan McCready is a good fit for this military-admiring, business-oriented district filled with people who take themselves seriously. He joined the marines after finishing at Duke.
Allen Thomas is the Democratic nominee. He is not a candidate of resentment. He is a candidate of aspirations.
Tom Malinowski interned for New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley. He went west for university and earned a Rhodes Scholarship at the University of California, Berkeley. He worked for New York Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, then left to earn an M.Phil. from Oxford. He worked for the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna and then the Ford Foundation. He worked in the State Department writing speeches for Secretaries of State Warren Christopher and Madelaine Albright. Under Clinton he became Senior Director of the National Security Council managing international communications and writing foreign policy speeches for the President. With Democrats out of office, he became the head of the Washington office of Human Rights Watch. For over a decade, he was a leading opponent of the US use of torture, of tyranny in Myanmar, and of groups like the Taliban.
Jim Hood is about as Mississippi as you can get. He has been the Mississippi Attorney General since 2003, the Democratic Attorney General. He is running for Governor in the November, 2019 election.
Jennifer Boysko grew up in Alabama. She went to college in Virginia -- Hollins University. Still a women's school. With a reputation for gentility. And for literacy, for writing. For personal attention. Fewer than eight hundred undergraduates.Her first political job was for an Alabaman. She was an aide to Senator Richard Shelby - when he was a Democrat. She became a policy maven. Federal policy and local policy. She worked for a township supervisor in Virginia. She did particular work with homeowners groups. Governor McAuliffe appointed her as a Citizen Member of the state Real Estate Board. After training from Emerge, she ran for HD 86 for a second time in 2015. The incumbent retired. Maybe he knew she was coming back. Other Democrats knew. No one opposed her in the primary. She won the general election 54 -- 42 despite being outspent. She is now running for the State Senate from a position of strength.
This Note, written just prior to the 2018 election, describes some Republicans from solidly Republican districts who, nevertheless, are particularly worthy to attempt to defeat.
Carolyn Bordeaux was the Director of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State -- a kind of university think tank. She went to Yale, to USC for an MPA, to Syracuse for a doctorate. Her principal qualification for a run for Congress is her work for the Georgia State Senate. She was the Director of the Georgia Senate Budget and Evaluation Office - a non-partisan job in a body with a Republican majority. She helped the Georgia Senate respond to the 207/2008 recession.
After graduating from the University of Florida and Stetson College of Law, Kristen Carlson worked as a prosecutor in Pasco County. After that, she worked for the Florida Department of Citrus in Lakeland as a Senior Attorney and General Counsel for 12 years. She left government work to head an orange juice trade association. That made her a lobbyist. Not a popular role these days, but good experience in learning how to get things done in Congress.