If the world needed a new meaning for “best friends goals”, this is it: five US women – Kerry Donovan, Tammy Story, Faith Winter, Jessie Danielson and Brittany Pettersen are longtime friends who were bridesmaids at each other’s wedding, supported each other during their campaign and won their state Senate races in this year’s midterm elections, making them senators in Colorado, US.
According to People Magazine, the women, who call themselves “The Fab Five,” helped flip the state Senate to a Democratic majority for the first time in five years.
Donovan discussed how it was important to have friends who were going through the same struggles, who could relate to the difficult parts of the journey.
Our families are incredibly supportive, but it’s not their name on the thousands of pieces of mail going out or on the TV. So being able to talk to them, and they are going through the exact same thing, it was so supportive.
Danielson, who currently serves as a member of the Colorado House of Representatives, told the magazine:
“The wins were pretty amazing” and “We were all in it together”
Through the campaign, the five of us were very supportive of each other. We had several text chains where we would check in with one another and see how we were doing.
If a particularly bad ad or piece of mail came out, we would reassure each other on the text chain, ‘Have you seen the mail? It’s so awful, how are you doing?’
All five of them will be sworn in when the new Senate term commences in January 2019.