1 YEAR AGO: Pink pussy hats.
NOW: Purple pussy hats, for NJ 11th for Change, and a woman running against Rodney Frelinghuysen on the cover of TIME. This kind of recognition is simply glorious for New Jersey. Here are the two references in TIME’s report about Mikie Sherrill:
And this, on campaign viability:
UPDATE: My thanks to the intrepid Deciminyan who spotted Tanzie Youngblood on the cover, too. There aren’t too many women of color on that cover, but there’s Tanzie, who got in the race last July when Frank LoBiondo still looked like he’d be running for re-election. Since then, he’s dropped out of the race, and the Democratic field is just a little more crowded.
UPDATE: And here’s yet another Jersey update. Antoinette Miles spotted Atlantic County Freeholder Ashley Bennett on the cover too. Ashley’s election in November made national news after when Republican incumbent freeholder mocked the participants of the Women’s March the day after Trump’s inauguration, writing on Facebook, “Will the women’s protest end in time for them to cook dinner?” Bennett had never run for anything before, but she decided to run to take Carman’s seat, and that she did, beating him by nearly 1,000 votes in a 14,000-vote race.