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Gina Ortiz Jones could be LGBT face of 2018 Dem victories

June 20, 2018 Washington Blade

Change could come to Washington after the congressional mid-term elections in November, and the bid of Gina Ortiz Jones to represent Texas’ 23rd congressional district certainly represents that possibility.

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Thousands of protestors march to Tornillo Port of Entry

June 17, 2018 KFOX 14

EL PASO, Texas — The Borderland is now in the national spotlight as advocates and politicians flock to Tornillo. They marched for immigrant children housed in tents at the Marcelino Serna Port of Entry.

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Jones challenges Hurd to six debates in 23rd Congressional District race

June 14, 2018 San Antonio Express News

Gina Ortiz Jones, the Democratic nominee in Texas’ 23rd Congressional District, announced Thursday she is challenging incumbent Rep. Will Hurd, R-Helotes, to a series of six televised debates.

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#Pride30: Air Force veteran Gina Ortiz Jones is vying to represent Texas in Congress

May 31, 2018 NBC News

Gina Ortiz Jones is a U.S. Air Force veteran and the Democratic nominee for Texas’ 23rd Congressional District.

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This Iraq veteran could make history — in more ways than one

May 23, 2018 Military Times

Former Air Force intelligence officer Gina Ortiz Jones won the Democratic primary for a southwest Texas congressional district Tuesday.

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Ortiz Jones and Hurd in Congressional District 23

February 19, 2018 San Antonio Express-News Editorial Board

On the Democratic side, we recommend Gina Ortiz Jones, a former intelligence officer with the U.S. Air Force. Ortiz Jones grew up on San Antonio’s West Side, graduating from John Jay High School. She attended Boston University on an ROTC scholarship.

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10 Women Running for Office to Watch in 2018

January 19, 2018 The Cut

As Rebecca Traister writes in her New York cover story, a record number of women are seeking political office for the first time in 2018, and their effect on the political system could rival that of the tea

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Gina Ortiz Jones could become the first lesbian, Iraq War veteran, and first-generation Filipina-American to hold a US House seat in Texas.

January 19, 2018 Broadly

Last year, as excitement started to build around the Women’s March on Washington, Gina Ortiz Jones knew she wanted to attend. But the career civil servant wanted to do more than just march and wave a sign—so she volunteered to be a crossing guard and help direct traffic.

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A Year Ago, They Marched. Now a Record Number of Women Are Running for Office

January 18, 2018 Time

One year ago, millions of women protested in the streets. Now there are more women running for office than ever before.

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She Quit Working For Trump. Now She’s Running For Congress To Fight Him.

January 5, 2018 HuffPost

WASHINGTON ― Gina Ortiz Jones thought she could work for President Donald Trump.

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