Power Trip

What It’s Like Being a Latina Running for Congress in 2018

An anonymous candidate on spending her days smiling as her opponents insult her heritage and mortify her mother

Anonymous Candidate
GEN
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9 min readOct 3, 2018

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With a congressional seat, I can’t help but think it will be even more trying. Photo by Robert Alexander/Getty

IIt’s no secret that not enough women, particularly women of color, run for office, but I wasn’t sure exactly why until I quit my job to…

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Anonymous Candidate
GEN
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First-time Congressional nominee, proud Latina, wife, mother and daughter