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Albert R. Hunt

Five House Democrats to Watch (Not Named Ocasio-Cortez)

These new members of Congress from swing districts need to get results.

New members: Mikie Sherrill, Abigail Spanberger and Chrissy Houlahan.

New members: Mikie Sherrill, Abigail Spanberger and Chrissy Houlahan.

Photographer: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Mikie Sherrill, one of more than five dozen newly elected House Democrats, is excited about coming to Congress: “We really can accomplish a lot.” So is Max Rose, who says his strong-willed fellow freshmen “aren’t going to just go in a corner and vote.”

In the orientation for new members, Colin Allred, another freshman, was “blown away” by the diversity of his classmates, “not just gender and color but the range of experiences.” Katie Hill revels in the “great energy” the newcomers bring, which Abigail Spanberger feels will facilitate “producing results.”