A refugee, a Native American, a transgender woman – these primary winners are changing the face of the progressive left
It has been a summer of political firsts in the US as a historically diverse field of candidates run for office, largely invigorated by dissatisfaction with Donald Trump’s presidency.
Across the country Democratic women are running for office – and winning primaries – in record numbers. Meanwhile, barrier-breaking candidates have become a feature of the primary election season for not just women, but LGBT, religious minority, and candidates of color as well. Here are some of the faces looking to make political representation more representative this November: