Forget the blue wave. There’s a “pink wave” on the horizon.
An unprecedented number of women will be leading the Democratic ticket in November, with strong progressive voices like Idaho gubernatorial nominee Paulette Jordan at the forefront.
A member of the Coeur d’Alene tribe, Jordan hopes to become the first Native American state governor in addition to the first female governor of Idaho. Her primary win over centrist Democrat A.J. Balukoff was a triumph of determination and grassroots enthusiasm.
Jordan had help, however, from activists and minority groups eager for an alternative to Balukoff’s elitist politics.
LGTBQ activist Konrad Juengling, an alum of Boise State University, recognized what the 38-year-old tribeswoman offered the queer community during her primary campaign, and officially endorsed her candidacy.…