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“Be Likable”: How Female Candidates Are Navigating Sexism And Racism in 2018

Running while female isn’t easy. Part 2 of our She’s Running documentary series examines what it means to present yourself as a candidate through the lens of gender and race. While filming ads or big TV interviews, our candidates navigate the double standards and pitfalls that come along with breaking glass ceilings.

Democrat Deidre DeJear would become the first African-American elected to statewide office in Iowa if she wins her race for secretary of state. Republican Pearl Kim, a former special victims prosecutor and sexual assault survivor, is running for a U.S. House seat left open by a # MeToo scandal. Democrat Anna Eskamani, a former Planned Parenthood employee, wants to become the first Iranian-American in the Florida state House. And at 21 years old, Republican Morgan Zegers is gunning to join the New York State Assembly as its youngest member.

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