First they marched, now they're running. Lauren Underwood is one of the many first-time female candidates seeking public office in 2018. She joins Cheddar to discuss why the time is right to challenge the GOP incumbent in Illinois' 14th congressional district.
Underwood is a registered nurse who served as an aide to the Department of Health and Human Services during the Obama Administration. She reveals how her own pre-existing condition turned the healthcare debate into a more personal issue. The candidate explains how she was inspired by her own personal experiences to run for the seat.
Underwood reveals how her candidacy helped inspire two other contenders to run for office. She considers whether campaigns like hers would have been possible had Hillary Clinton won the 2016 presidential election. The event served as a turning point in the minds of many women choosing to run for office for the first time.