New York's entrenched Democrats beware. Fresh challenge in 2018 election from female candidates.
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The number of women committing to run for a spot in Congress in the 2018 midterms is double what it was two years ago, according to data from the Rutgers Center for American Women and Politics. As part of a series on the women's movement in 2018, WFUV explores the campaigns of two women running for office for the first time. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Alessandra Biaggi are running for geographically overalapping congressional and state senate districts respectively. They talk about the difficulties ahead in the entrenched incumbents they are challenging and how they hope to change New York politics.
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