“One of the things that was really important to me was to think about what’s missing in the chamber and what’s missing in the conversations, what’s missing in a seat for someone who can actually vote?,” Bell says. “That’s how I started thinking about who would be a particularly good person in this position. And when I called Park I thought about reproductive justice and what she could bring to that conversation.”
Cannon, who scored an endorsement from the Victory Fund on Tuesday, stresses that while she’s new to politics, she’s not new to policy. She cites education, jobs and health care (specifically Medicaid expansion) as some of the issues of importance to her. And should Cannon win on Jan. 19, it will be another voice added to the mix in opposition to RFRA.