‘Go for the long shot’: Incoming Rep. Katie Porter

“Porter is a single mother, and she says people often ask her how she’ll balance her responsibilities.

“I thought running for Congress paled in comparison to being a parent and being a mom—especially a single mom of three kids,” she says. “I noticed on the campaign trail that the only people I ever heard say, ‘Running for Congress is the hardest thing I’ve ever done,’ were men.”

From Politico, 1/2/19