"The New York Democrat who successfully petitioned for the ability to pay her babysitter with campaign funds earlier this year is keeping her kids front and center. Carrying on the momentum of her primary victory in June, Liuba Grechen Shirley's first campaign ad highlights the fact that she's running for Congress with two toddlers — she's the only female congressional candidate to do so this election cycle.
"I was told that with two kids, a husband who worked full time, and no child care, that it was impossible," Grechen Shirley says in her first paid online ad released Wednesday morning. "Well, it wasn't impossible. It's just really hard."