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The Tide: Lucy McBath

Georgia’s 6th Congressional District vaulted into the national spotlight early last year. Its sitting representative, Tom Price, had been confirmed as President Trump’s secretary of Health and Human Services, triggering a special election in the suburban district just north of Atlanta. The runoff between Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel and former congressional aide Jon Ossoff, a first-time […]

The Tide: Ilhan Omar

Minnesota State Representative Ilhan Omar has already made history as a millennial legislator, as a person who came to the U.S. as refugee and the first Somali-American legislator in U.S. history. Omar was first elected in 2016 to serve a central Minneapolis state house district. This November, she, along with Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, will be […]

The Tide: Mike Espy

Former Congressman Mike Espy is no stranger to the people of Mississippi. The three-term legislator-turned Secretary of Agriculture won four elections in one of the most conservative states in the United States by positioning himself as a Blue Dog Democrat willing to put Mississippi above the sport of politics. And he might just be the first Democratic […]

The Tide: Colin Allred

At a campaign event in Somerville Monday night, John Walsh — architect of Deval Patrick’s extraordinary 2006 gubernatorial win here in Massachusetts — said that he was focused on electing people of color to office in the upcoming midterms. “They’re the ones who will excite us and lead us across the board,” Walsh said. Colin Allred is one of those exciting candidates. Raised in Dallas, Allred has a unique […]