Lauren Baer

Attorney Lauren Baer, challenging U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Palm City, in Florida’s District 18 congressional race, is pictured on this month’s issue of Time magazine with other women running for Congress.

The magazine shows pictures of the women on the cover promoting a piece called “The Avengers.”

“First they marched,” a caption under the title states. “Now they’re running.”

Baer, a Palm Beach Gardens native whose extended family owns and operates Baer’s Furniture, is shown just above the ‘n’ in Avengers.

The Baer-Mast race is expected to be one of the most closely watched elections this fall, with Democrats hoping Baer, a former Obama administration official, can defeat Mast, a U.S. Army veteran who lost both lower legs during an explosion in Afghanistan.

Pam Keith, an attorney and U.S. Navy veteran, is also running for the seat.

District 18 includes northern Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. Because both Democrats and Republicans have held the seat in recent years, both parties believe they have a chance to win it this fall.

The last two GOP presidential nominees, Donald Trump and Mitt Romney, won the district in 2016 and 2012, respectively. Democrat Barack Obama won it in 2008.


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