Despite the defeat, US Congressional candidate Cara Mund called the race a victory for women, independents

BISMARCK, ND (KFYR) – Independent Cara Mund planned to upset incumbent Kelly Armstrong in the US House race, but failed. Despite the effort, his passing was a message of success and hope for the future.

After the US race was called Tuesday night, the Independent’s Cara Mund said it was a step forward for women’s rights.

“The fight is not over. Just because we don’t have a seat doesn’t mean we can’t raise our voice,” Mund said.

She won more than 35% of the vote, most of which came from women concerned about abortion rights after the Supreme Court overturned Roe Wade.

“I hope my race makes people feel seen, heard, and affirmed. I’ve heard from many women that they want to run. Independents, too. That’s a win in itself,” Mund said.

He congratulated his opponent, Kelly Armstrong, and said he hoped she was transparent and held accountable.

At the same time, Mund said, plans to take a break from politics; instead of focusing on his career as a lawyer.

Mund said he fears the state Legislature will try to increase the number of signatures required to make it more difficult for independents to vote.

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