After advancing through the top-two primary, Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel is poised to become LA’s first female mayor -- if she can beat City Councilman Eric Garcetti in the May 21 election. A native Angeleno, Wendy was a valued member of legendary LA Mayor Tom Bradley’s team, then worked for HUD during the Clinton administration, where she secured $1 billion in aid for victims of the Northridge earthquake.
Running to be first woman mayor of nation’s second-largest city
A tough government watchdog with private-sector roots
Good news, we don’t have to wait until 2014 to have more than one pro-choice Democratic woman governor in the country. Raised in a working-class family in Nutley, New Jersey, attorney and mother of six Barbara Buono knows what it’s like for families struggling to get ahead. Her progressive -- and impressive -- record on jobs, education, and fiscal responsibility is much more in line with Garden State voters than that of anti-choice, extremist Gov.
Deep roots in the Garden State
A history-making leader who’s delivered for New Jersey
A bombastic opponent on the wrong side of the issues
Sen. Kay Hagan engineered a remarkable feat in 2008, unseating Elizabeth Dole in one of the biggest upsets of the election. But North Carolina is a tough state for Democrats, and Kay is highly vulnerable in 2014. In fact, Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS has already launched an advertising blitz against her!
A top GOP target already under attack
A staunch defender of equal rights and civil liberties