Transgender candidates won two Democratic primaries Tuesday night, one for a Senate seat in Utah and the other for a House seat in Colorado.
Misty K. Snow will be the first transgender Senate candidate.
She will challenge Sen. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeRetreating economy creates new hurdle for Democrats in 2022 McConnell vows GOP won't help raise debt ceiling in December after Schumer 'tantrum' Senate locks in deal to vote on debt ceiling hike Thursday MORE (R-Utah) this November.
"A lot of people told me whether I win or lose, I'm already making a difference just by running," the Salt Lake City resident told the Salt Lake Tribune.
In primary returns, Snow was getting nearly 60 percent of the vote, easily beating the second-place finisher.
Snow entered the race late after Jonathan Swinton led at the state convention, according to the Tribune. She made inroads in part by criticizing Swinton for supporting restrictions on abortion rights. Snow also advocated for a $15 per hour minimum wage, paid family leave and legalized marijuana.
Snow will be a huge underdog to Lee, the conservative senator and ally of Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOcasio-Cortez goes indoor skydiving for her birthday GOP rallies around Manchin, Sinema McConnell gets GOP wake-up call MORE (R-Texas), a former GOP presidential candidate.
But Snow is sure to get attention, and perhaps money from activists, after making history with the nomination.
Separately on Tuesday, Misty Plowright won a Democratic primary for Colorado's 5th Congressional District. Plowright won the right to take on Republican Rep. Doug Lamborn.
Plowright, 33, topped Democratic House primary rival Donald Martinez, 58.1 percent to 41.8 percent.