UPDATE and UPDATED again: CD11’s Mikie Sherrill – and CD2’s Tanzie Youngblood, and Atlantic County Freeholder Ashley Bennett – are on the cover of TIME

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:

“For some of those women, the idea of male Representatives trying to strip health care from millions of families spurred the transformation from activist into candidate. “It was a clear picture of how important it was for us to be there,” says Mikie Sherrill, a former Navy helicopter pilot and federal prosecutor who is challenging Republican Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen for his seat in northern New Jersey.”

And this, on campaign viability:

“Some, like Sherrill in New Jersey and Spanberger in Virginia, have raised plenty of money.”

Read TIME: A Year Ago, They Marched. Now a Record Number of Women are Running for Office

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.





Comments (2)

  1. deciminyan

    CD-2’s Tanzie Youngblood is also on the cover. She is a progressive candidate running in the Democratic primary against Jim Whelan, the choice of the South Jersey Democratic machine.

    1. Rosi Efthim (Post author)

      Thank you, Deciminyan! Post is updated!


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