Senators Have Moms Too: Lessons on Mother’s Day

When Motherhood Sets Your Congressional Campaign Apart
Erin Houchin is the only woman in a five-way Indiana Republican primary

Houchin high fives her son, Graham, 7, after spelling a word correctly after dinner in their home in Salem, Ind. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

SALEM, Ind. — Erin Houchin had a long day.  

Sitting down to dinner with her family, still in a blazer and dress from campaign events, the Republican Indiana state senator and congressional candidate had traded her espadrille wedges for some untied sneakers that her kids told her would make her trip.