My name is Alaina Shearer and I am running for Congress in Ohio’s 12th District.
I’m not very fond of being told what to do. In fact, I’ve always been a bit of a rule breaker.
When I was a reporter. I was told – you can’t win that award. Until I did.
When I was a single mom – I was told – you’ll never get out of this, you’re done. Until I did.
When I started my own business in the middle of the Great Recession they told me – you can’t make it. Until I did.
When I decided to run for Congress – they told me – there’s no way you’ll flip the 12th.
Now, we’ve outraised my far right Republican opponent 3 to 1 and seen 20x the individual contributions. This is a grassroots movement in Ohio to flip a Congressional District for the first time in 37 years.
Some call me a “wild one.”
Hey, I’ll take it. That’s who I am because this is where I’m from. Ohio is my heart and my soul. And today I’m fighting for affordable healthcare, a proper COVID response, and expanded childcare benefits for working families.
Ask me anything, Reddit!