Katie Porter for Congress

As midterms near, female candidates are making good on promise to challenge the status quo

4/27/18

Katie Porter thought 2016 was the year that the highest glass ceiling in American politics would finally shatter, and she was ready to go to work for the nation’s first female president.

That, of course, did not happen. So instead of advising a Clinton administration on consumer protection policy, as she had hoped to do, Porter decided to run for Congress in 2018, spurred in large part by her opposition to President Donald Trump.

The Trump administration “has turned its back on families [and] some of our core American values, like equality,” said Porter, a consumer protection attorney who is campaigning for a House seat in California.

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