The U.S. may soon see its first transgender senator and member of Congress, as two transgender women are running for Congress as Democrats.
In Utah, Misty Snow, a 30-year-old Salt Lake City native, will run against incumbent Republican Sen. Mike Lee after defeating Jonathan Swinton in the Democratic primary by nearly 19 percent.
"While I'm not running on the basis of being a trans woman, my experiences as a trans woman have given me the empathy to understand the struggles of groups that feel that the American Dream is out of reach. I'm running to give a voice to the voiceless," Snow said in a statement.
In Colorado, Misty Plowright made history as well by winning the Democratic nomination with more than 13,000 votes to represent the 5th District, located near Colorado Springs.
Plowright is "an Army veteran, a self-educated woman, a member of the LGBTQ+ community, and a passionate social democrat," according to the candidate's website.
Plowright will face incumbent Republican Rep. Doug Lamborn, who is running for his sixth term in the House.