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(Last updated 11/12/2018)


(THE GUARDIAN, 11/10/2018) Congress Gains an Influx of Scientists as GOP Science Committee Head Leaves

(INVERSE, 11/9/2018) Introducing the New Class of 10 US Politicians With Science Backgrounds

(PATHEOS, 11/9/2018) Easy As Pi: 8 Scientists Surf Into Congress On Blue Wave

(HUFFINGTON POST, 11/9/2018) Opposition To Offshore Oil Drilling Drove Democratic Upset In South Carolina

(NBC NEWS, 11/8/2018) Science Was a Big Winner in Tuesday’s Vote

(AXIOS, 11/8/2018) Midterms Send STEM Specialists to Congress

(GIZMODO, 11/8/2018) Here Are All The Candidates With Science Backgrounds Who Just Got Elected In The U.S.

(WIRED, 11/7/2018) The House Science Committee May Soon Become…Pro-Science

(QUARTZ, 11/7/2018) Scientists Are Coming to Congress

(BUZZFEED, 11/7/2018) Science Worked for at Least 6 Candidates in the 2018 Midterms

(THE VERGE, 11/7/2018) New Congressional Members with Science Backgrounds May Help Shape National Policy

(CNN, 11/7/2018) Voters Just Elected Seven More Scientists to Congress

(BUSINESS INSIDER, 11/7/2018) The US Just Elected 9 New Scientists to Congress, Including an Ocean Expert, a Nurse, and a Biochemist

(NATURE, 11/6/2018) Science Candidates Prevail in US Midterm Elections

(YALE ENVIRONMENT 360, 11/6/2018) A Record-Breaking Number of STEM Candidates Ran for Office This Year

(MEDILL REPORTS CHICAGO, 11/2/2018) Surge of Science Professionals on Ballot for Midterm Elections

(ABC 4, 11/1/2018) Campaign Money Pouring in This Week for Arrington and Cunningham May Signal Tight Race

(CHARLESTON POST & COURIER, 11/1/2018) New Filings in SC Congressional Race Signal It May Not Be a GOP Guarantee

(THE HILL, 10/31/2018) 314 Action Fund Invests Nearly $500k in SC-01

(THE SCIENTIST, 10/23/2018) Numerous Life Scientists Seek Election to State Legislatures

(THE SCIENTIST, 10/23/2018) Meet the Scientists Still in the Running for Congressional Seats

(INSIDE CLIMATE NEWS, 10/23/2019) A Record Number of Scientists Are Running for Congress, and They Get Climate Change

(THE HILL, 10/22/2018) 314 Action Invests Big in SC-01

(SCIENCE MAGAZINE, 10/18/2018) Lauren Underwood Runs on Progressive Values in Seeking House Seat

(FORBES, 10/15/2018) This Midterm Season, Look for the STEM Wave

(SCIENCEALERT, 10/13/2018) A Scientist And Clean Energy Advocate Is Gaining Ground in Chicago's 'Hottest Congressional Race'

(POPULAR SCIENCE, 10/10/2018) These Scientists May Be Your Next Members of Congress

(HARPER’S BAZAAR, 10/8/2018) Could More Female Scientists in Public Office Save America?

(WIRED, 10/8/2018) STEM Candidates Try to Ride a Pro-Science Wave to Congress

(THINK PROGRESS, 9/24/2018) Could a Democrat scientist fill this Texas congressional seat held by a ...

(FINANCIAL TIMES, 9/19/2018) Could Trump inadvertently drive scientists into politics?

(FLORIDA PHOENIX, 9/17/2018) Florida Dems get schooled on how to be winning candidates

(BLUE VIRGINIA, 9/11/2018) VA-02 Voters Should Reject Scott Taylor's Corrupt Campaign

(CHEMICAL&ENGINEERINGNEWS, 9/9/2018) Scientists running for Congress have faced the voters. How did they do?

(THINKPROGRESS, 9/4/2018) GOP incumbent criticized over slow response to toxic emissions

(HERALD PALLADIUM, 9/1/2018) Upton leads in money, poll 2 months from election


(FEDSCOOP, 8/7/2018) One organization's movement to get more techies in Congress

(FIVETHIRTYEIGHT, 8/6/2018) Can Science Save Politics? Or Will Politics Ruin Science?

(NBCNEWS.COM, 8/3/2018) From Democrats' lips to Latinos' ears: Is the message getting through?

(SCIENCE MAGAZINE, 8/1/2018) Science candidates are on the ballot next week in three states

(SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, 7/25/2018) Smartest candidates in the room are winning about half the time

(SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, 7/17/2018) For Scientists Running for Congress, Victory Doesn't Depend on Science


(THE TEXAS TRIBUNE, 7/11/2018) As Trump backlash continues, STEM professionals in Texas run for office

(MARKETPLACE, 7/9/2018) A record number of scientists are running for office, and 314 Action is helping them

(BLUE VIRGINIA, 6/21/2018) Video: Will Underwater Constituents Finally Wake Up Scott Taylor?

(SCIENCE MAGAZINE, 6/7/2018) Physicist hopes the evidence is clear in bid for New York congressional seat


(THE HILL, 6/3/2018) Dems fear shutout in bid to take down GOP's Rohrabacher

(THE NEW YORK TIMES, 5/30/2018) Meet Jess Phoenix, the Volcanologist Running for Congress in California

(KTVH, 5/29/2018) First outside spending showing up in Dem U.S. House primary

(NBC NIGHTLY NEWS, 5/20/2018) NBC on Earth: Political Scientists

(ROLL CALL, 5/9/2018) 314 Action Launches Mail Campaign for Keirstead in California

(LIVE SCIENCE, 4/26/2018) Hey, Congress: Scientists Are Coming for Your Seats

(SCIENCE MAGAZINE, 4/18/2018) Laboratories of democracy

(LOUISVILLE.COM, 4/16/2018) March for Science Speaker: Scientists Should Run for Office

(GENOMEWEB, 4/16/2018) Smaller, But Determined

(SPUTNIK INTERNATIONAL, 4/14/2018) March for Science Returns Sunday to Bring ‘Evidence-Based Thought’ Worldwide


(GIZMODO, 4/13/2018) March for Science Returns to Over 200 Cities Tomorrow

(SCIENCE NEWS, 4/13/2018) An antiscience political climate is driving scientists to run for office

(LOS ANGELES TIMES, 4/5/2018) March for Science rally April 14 will call for evidence-based policy

(THE WIRE, 4/2/2018) Turning Scientists Into Politicians

(LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS, 4/1/2018) Comparing the candidates in Tuesday’s Assembly District 39 special election

(LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS, 3/31/2018) Spock would be proud: For candidates from the science world, elected office is the final frontier

(SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, 3/28/2018)  Why You Can't Learn about Money behind a Pro-Science Political Group

(ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE, 3/23/2018) Congress sorely lacking in scientists

(DALLAS NEWS, 3/22/2018) Federal gun violence studies no longer silenced under budget deal

(POLITICS PA, 3/21/2018) Ding Looks to Bring Science Background to Congress

(EATER, 3/16/2018) Critics Are Panning Jimmy Buffett’s Boozy ‘Margaritaville’ Musical

(SCIENCE ALERT, 3/15/2018) Want Government Scientists to Research Gun Violence? There's a Beer For That

(BOSTON BUSINESS, 3/14/2018) Shaughnessy Naughton explains why scientists need to run for office

(THE WASHINGTON POST, 3/9/2018) An engineer and a mathematician will face off in Texas’s next primary election

(CLEAN TECHNIA, 3/9/2018) Politics & Climate Change: More Scientists Running For Congress In Affront To Trump

(SCIENCE MAG, 3/7/2018) Scientists win and lose in Texas primary contests

(THE SENTINEL, 3/6/2018) Carlisle man joins Democratic race for 10th Congressional District seat

(THE SCIENTIST, 3/5/2018) US Scientists Running for Office in Record Numbers

(GRIST, 3/5/2018) Scientists running for Congress are about to face a test in Texas.

(THE WASHINGTON POST, 3/4/2018) 2018 is the Year of Scientists Running for Congress

(ROLL CALL, 2/28/2018) Perry Gets Two More Democratic Challengers in New District

(THE ATLANTIC, 2/28/2018) Here’s How The Scientists Running for Office Are Doing

(SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, 2/28/2018) Lone Star Long Shot: Science Runs for Congress

(SCIENCE MAGAZINE, 2/27/2018) Aerospace Engineer and ‘Clean Energy Warrior’ Eyes Texas Congressional Seat

(THE STRANGER, 2/23/2018) Updates on the Race In WA-8: Ad Buys, Endorsements, Shade, and a Debate!

(LOS ANGELES TIMES, 2/22/2018) California Housing Crisis Podcast: What Mermaids Have to Do with ...

(ROLL CALL, 2/22/2018) At the Races: Desert Drama

(SCIENCE MAGAZINE, 2/22/2018) Meet the Scientists Running to Transform Congress in 2018

(SCIENCE MAGAZINE, 2/22/2018) The Science Candidates: Races to Watch in 2018 (IN MULTIPLE FOOTNOTES)

(SCIENCE ADVANCES, 2/22/2018) Just Add Science

(THE DETROIT NEWS, 2/21/2018): Science PAC to Air Ads

(LOS ANGELES TIMES, 2/21/2018): Group Working to Elect More Scientists to Congress Will Spend $1M On Los Angeles TV Ads

(THE HILL, 2/21/2018): Science Group Reserves Nearly $2M In Airtime to Boost Dems in Three States

(ROLL CALL, 2/21/2018): 314 Action Looks to Play in Democratic Primaries

(E&E News, 2/21/2018): Science Group Spends $1.8M in Contested Districts

(SCIENCE AF, 2/20/2018) Most Americans Want to Lift the Federal Ban on Gun Violence Research

(HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 2/10/2018): Here Are the 7 Houston Democrats Who Want a Chance to Unseat Republican U.S. Rep. John Culberson

(ABC NEWS, 2/9/2018): ‘The Year That Science Strikes Back’: Historic Number of Scientists Taking Over Ballots in 2018

(E&E NEWS, 2/6/2018): Record-Breaking Number of Scientists Seek Office

(NATION OF CHANGE, 2/6/2018): Record Number of Scientists to Run in 2018 Election to Combat the ‘War on Science’

(GRIST, 2/5/2018): A Record-Breaking Number of Scientists Are Running for Office This Year

(YALE ENVIRONMENT 360, 2/5/2018): A Record Number of US Scientists Are Running for Office in 2018

(THE HILL, 2/3/2018): Record Number of Scientists Running for Office in 2018

(HUFFINGTON POST, 2/3/2018): The Largest Number of Scientists In Modern U.S. HIstory Are Running for Office In 2018

(LOS ANGELES TIMES, 2/2/2018): Group Working to Elect More Scientists to Congress Endorses Democrat Running Against Rep. Mimi Walters

(WIRED, 2/2/2018): The Techies Running for Congress Walk a Fine Line

(SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, 1/31/2018): Last Night Proved We Need More Scientists In Public Office

(AUSTIN MONITOR, 1/26/2018): Science Friction: Austin Democrats Look at Growing Clash Between Politics and Facts

(UNEARTHED, 1/19/2018): The Cancer Doctor and the Volcano Expert: Meet the Scientists Running for Congress in the Trump Era

(SALON, 1/09/2018): Trump’s Interior Department Free to Use Anti-Science Ideology to Award Grants

(FUTURISM, 1/8/2018): Enough Is Enough, We Need to Elect More Scientists to Congress


(LA TIMES, 12/29/2017): 11 Science Stories We’re Looking Forward to in 2018

(THE HILL, 12/22/2017): Science Group Eyes Dem Candidates in Washington, Tennessee

(LA TIMES, 12/22/2017): From the Dazzling to the Disheartening, 2017 Was a Remarkable Year for Science

(TECHLY, 12/18/2017): U.S. Scientists Unite in Attempt to Take Back Congress from Ignorance and Prejudice

(WIRED, 12/02/2017): This Scientist Wants to Bring ‘Star Trek’ Values to Congress

(O.C. REGISTER, 11/20/2017): Here’s Who’s Backing Whom in Key O.C. Congressional Races

(THE BALTIMORE SUN, 11/20/2017): Scientists Group Backs Aruna Miller in 6th District

(BIG THINK, 11/13/2017): 314 Action Is on the Forefront in The “War Against Science”

(VICE MOTHERBOARD, 11/8/2017): 17 STEM Politicians Won Elections Tuesday

(CityLab, 11/7/2017): Why Would a Scientist Run for City Hall?

(THE VERGE, 11/2/2017): Pro-Science Group Sets Up New Ways for Government Scientists to Blow the Whistle

(VICE MOTHERBOARD, 11/2/2017): There’s Now a Whistleblower Hotline for Scientists Working Under the Trump Administration

(LIVE SCIENCE, 10/23/2017): Happy Mole Day! Mayors Celebrate Scientific Date With Research Push

(AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN, 10/21/2017): Central Texas Congressional Challengers Tapping Into Trump Outrage

(SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, 10/3/2017): Why a Physicist is Running for City Council

(SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, 10/1/2017): Scientists Test Running for Key House Seats Held By the GOP in Trump Era

(THE MASSACHUSETTS DAILY COLLEGIAN, 9/25/2017):Shaughnessy Naughton speaks on STEM professionals in politics  

(LOS ANGELES TIMES, 9/20/2017): Essential Politics: 314 Action Backs Mai Khanh Tran

(VICE, 9/18/2017): These 14 Scientists Are Opposing Anti-Science Conservatives in the Next Election

(ROLL CALL, 9/18/2017): 314 Action Hopes to Be the “EMILY’s List for Scientists”

(POLITICO, 9/18/2017): Progressive scientists PAC endorses Senate, House candidates

(E&E NEWS, 9/18/2017): CAMPAIGN 2018 Scientist PAC targets 4 GOP incumbents

(SALON, 9/15/2017): Here’s Who a Scientist Activist Group Wants You to Elect to Congress

(WHOWHATWHY, 9/11/2017): Highly Toxic Materials Are Leaking Into Hurricane Flood Water

(MINNESOTA POST-BULLETIN, 9/5/2017): Political Notebook: Scientists Wanted to Run for Office

(EARTH ISLAND JOURNAL, 8/28/2017): Climate Denier Congressman Lamar Smith Contends with New Foe: Declining Voter Support

(NEWSY, 8/25/2017): Should More Scientists Hold Public Office?

(THE SCIENTIST, 8/23/2017): Opinion: Science, Meet Politics

(MOTHER JONES, 8/21/2017): Democrats Haven’t Won This District Since the ’60s. It Just Might Hold the Key to Taking Back Congress.

(REUTERS, 8/4/2017): Angry and inspired: US Democrats train new wave of candidates

(MOTHER JONES, 8/2/2017): Donald Trump’s War on Scientists Has Had One Big Side Effect

(HUFFINGTON POST, 7/24/2017): House Science Committee Chair Says Climate Change Is a Good Thing

(POLITICO, 7/23/2017): Meet the Lab-Coat Liberals

(CNN, 7/24/2017): Political Chemistry: Scientists Running for Office In Age of Trump

(WASHINGTON POST, 7/14/2017): Donald Trump, the Great Uniter?

(E&E NEWS, 7/13/2017): Scientists see proposed climate debates as a trap

(IFL SCIENCE, 7/3/2017): Why This Computer Scientists Is Running for Congress

(INSIDE HIGHER ED, 7,3,2017): Scientists Who Have Had Enough

(THINK PROGRESS, 6/29/2017): Inspired by Trump’s attacks on science, this former engineer is running for Congress

(SALON, 6/26/2017): Scientist-backed PAC endorses Dana Rohrabacher’s challenger

(COSMOPOLITAN, 6/22/2017): These Scientists Are Running for Office to Fight Trump’s “Anti-Truth” Agenda

(MEDSCAPE, 6/21/2017): Texas Oncologist Runs for US Congress

(LOS ANGELES TIMES, 6/19/2017): Q&A 'It’s important to have scientific voices heard at all levels of government'
(IFL SCIENCE, 6/18/2017):
Meet The Cancer Researcher Running For Congress

(THE HILL, 6/16/2017): ‘Pi’ group makes first endorsements

(BULLETIN OF THE ATOMIC SCIENTISTS): The coming science caucus?
(ROLL CALL, 6/15/2017):
Medical Researcher Announces Challenge to Rohrabacher

(GENOME WEB, 6/15/2017): From the Lab to the Ballot

(LOS ANGELES TIMES, 6/19/2017): What happens when scientists leave their labs to experiment with politics?

(HEALTHCARE DIVE, 6/14/2017): Why HHS' sparse, controversial payroll worries the healthcare industry

(BIG THINK, 6/10/2017): Scientists Have Had Enough. They’re Starting to Run for Office.

(MINNESOTA POST, 6/8/2017): How do we integrate science into public policy decision-making?

(WASHINGTON POST, 6/5/2017): This Cancer Doctor if Running for Congress. Here’s Why.

(IFL SCIENCE, 6/4/2017): Scientists Are Running For Congress Because "The Future Hangs In The Balance"

(VOICE OF AMERICA, 5/28/2017): US Scientists Leaving Labs to Run for Office

(ROLL CALL, 5/23/2017): Rep. Lamar Smith Out of Touch With Science, Challenger Says

(THE ATLANTIC, 5/19/2017): Congress, the Doctors Will See You Now

(HUFFINGTON POST, 5/12/2017): Texas Democrats Are Lining Up To Take On Congress’ Biggest Climate Denier

(BLOOMBERG, 5/9/2017): A Microbiologist, Physicist and Chemist Walk Into Congress…

(SALON, 5/2/2017): Scientists should be running for public office, and this PAC wants to help them run

(THE HILL, 5/2/2017): House GOP’s new challengers: Scientists mulling campaigns

(VICE NEWS, 5/1/2017): Political science

(SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, 5/1/2017): To Change Politics, Do More Than March for Science

(SCIENCE MAGAZINE, 4/26/2017): At a political boot camp for scientists, enthusiasm and anxiety

(THINK PROGRESS, 4/25/2017): Scientists are marching straight to the campaign trail

(VICE NEWS, 4/25/2017): High Schoolers Deliver Science Textbooks to Their Climate Change-Denying Congressman, Are Sent Away Via Intercom

(LIVE SCIENCE, 4/24/2017): After the March: Science Advocates Prepare for a 'Marathon'

(WASHINGTON POST, 4/23/2017): Tens of thousands marched for science. Now what?

(PBS NEWSHOUR, 4/22/2017): Scientists Consider Running for Office

(NEWSWEEK, 4/21/2017): This March for Science is Going to Be Yuge

(THE SIGNAL, 4/17/2017): Volcanologist Jess Phoenix Announces Candidacy for Congress

(TIME, 4/13/2017): Inside the Grassroots Movement to Groom a New Generation of Democratic Candidates

(OC WEEKLY, 4/11/2017): UCI Professors Request Meeting with Dana Rohrabacher on Climate Change

(ARS TECHNICA, 4/2/2017): The campaign to put science and tech leaders in public office starts now

(THE NEW YORKER, 3/27/2017): Two NASA Engineers Try Out Politics

(UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS, 3/22/2017): You Can Support Science and Push Back Against the Anti-Science Agenda: Here’s How

(THE GUARDIAN, 3/18/2018): The climate change battle dividing Trump’s America

(LOS ANGELES TIMES, 3/15/2017): This Democrat and geologist says she is considering a run for Republican Rep. Steve Knight's seat

(BUZZFEED NEWS, 3/14/2017): This Group Is Trying To Replace The Most Anti-Science Members of Congress With Actual Scientists

(THE ATLANTIC, 2/28/2017): Do Scientists Lose Credibility When They Become Political?

(NPR, 2/26/2017): Fearing Climate Change Policy Under Trump, STEM Group Works To Get Scientists Elected

(CLEANTECHNICA, 2/20/2017): Scientists Jump The Gun, Rally Against Trump In Boston In February (CT Exclusive Interview)

(LOS ANGELES TIMES, 2/9/2017): Concerned about Trump, scientists are leaning into politics

(THE MANITOBAN, 2/8/2017): Science Activism Is On The Rise – Here’s What You Can Do To Help

(GRIST, 2/7/2017): Scientists aren’t just marching, they’re running for office.

(NEW YORK TIMES, 2/6/2017): In Age of Trump, Scientists Show Signs of a Political Pulse

(DAILY KOS, 2/2/2017): Joe Trippi and Shaughnessy Naughton on getting scientists out of the lab, and into political office

(WASHINGTON POST, 1/31/2017): The resistance to Trump is big, diverse and ferocious

(DEUTSCHE WELLE, 1/27/2017): Scientists fight back against Trump

(INHABITAT, 1/27/2017): Trump inspires 400 scientists to run for office

(GIZMODO,1/26/2017): Why Did Scientists Wait Until Trump to Run for Office?

(THE ATLANTIC, 1/25/2017): Professor Smith Goes to Washington

(FORTUNE, 1/25/2017): Scientists Gear Up to Run for Office In a World of “Alternative Facts”

(CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, 1/25/2017): In Trump's America, we may see more scientists running for office

(THE VERGE, 1/25/2017): Scientists plan to march on Washington and run for office to fight Trump

(VICE, 1/13/2017): Scientists’ New Role in Trump’s America: The Resistance

(VICE, 1/10/2017): As a Response to Trump, This Group Is Drafting Scientists to Run for Office