Two Transgender Women Running For US Congress Could Make History 

Primary voters in Utah and Colorado have voted two transgender women to run for the US Congress.

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Misty Snow, if elected, could be the youngest senator of the chamber. (Photo: AP)

Two transgender women have been selected by primary voters in Utah and Colorado to run for the US Congress in November. Snow, 30, a Utah grocery store clerk, is running for the Senate, and Plowright, 33, a Colorado army veteran and former Microsoft employee, is running for the House of Representatives.

“While I’m not running on the basis of being a trans woman, my experiences as a trans woman have given me the empathy to understand the struggles of groups that feel that the American Dream is out of reach,” Snow said in a statement. “I’m running to give a voice to the voiceless.”

Plowright is not the first transgender candidate to run for the House.The late Karen Kerin, of Vermont, ran for the House as a Republican in 2000 but lost overwhelmingly to Bernie Sanders.

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