Stacey Abrams

If the former Georgia House Democratic leader wins, she would become the country’s first black woman governor and break a Republican “trifecta.”

Chrissy Houlahan

Angered by Trump’s election, this Pennsylvania business leader and U.S. Navy veteran challenged an incumbent Republican for a seat in the U.S. House. Then he dropped out.

Michelle Lujan Grisham

The New Mexico congresswoman and Hispanic Caucus chair will step down to run for governor. She would become the first Democratic woman of color to lead a state.

Fayrouz Saad

The former DHS official is running as a Democrat for a toss-up open seat representing Michigan in the U.S. House. She could become the first Muslim-American woman in Congress.

Debra Haaland

The Democratic Party activist is running for an open seat in the U.S. House representing New Mexico. She would become the first Native American woman in Congress.

Katie Hobbs

The Arizona State Senate Democratic leader and advocate for women in politics aims to replace a female Republican incumbent and become the next secretary of state.

Leah Phifer

The former FBI intelligence analyst and motorcycle enthusiast ran as Democrat in a competitive race for an open Minnesota seat in the U.S. House.

Mina Davis

The young entrepreneur and Democrat is running for Nebraska State Senate, and is the only person of color running for office in the entire state.

Morgan Zegers

The 21-year-old college student wants to be a fresh face and vigorous advocate for Upstate conservatives within the New York State Assembly.

Haley Stevens

This former Treasury Department official and Michigan Democrat is running for an open congressional seat in a crowded toss-up contest.

Regina Bateson

The former foreign service officer and college educator is running for a California congressional seat as a Democrat, challenging an incumbent Republican climate-change denier.

Sarah Riggs Amico

The “politically purple” corporate-leader-turned-candidate would make history and break a Republican winning streak, if she becomes lieutenant governor of Georgia.

Shantel Krebs

South Dakota’s secretary of state is now running to be her state’s sole U.S. House representative, aiming to succeed fellow Republican Kristi L. Noem, who is running for governor.