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House candidate who once modeled for 'Maxim' has a message for anyone who has a problem with that.

House candidate who once modeled for 'Maxim' has a message for anyone who has a problem with that.

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Alejandra Campoverdi is an alum of the Obama White House with a Masters' degree in Public Policy from Harvard. She's running for Congress. As the daughter of a single mom who is an immigrant from Mexico, Campoverdi worked hard to afford her education, even once on the pages of Maxim.

Fifteen years ago, Campoverdi worked as a model, but that does not make her any less of a serious candidate.

Being a woman in politics (let's face it, a woman in general), Campoverdi has endured nasty, unfair instances of sexism. In an essay for Cosmopolitan, she describes discrimination on the campaign trail and beyond.

“I’d rather buy you a purse,” her male friend said when she asked if he'd contribute to her campaign for Congress to represent California's 34th District.

Sources: Cosmopolitan
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