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United States Representative Allyson Schwartz, of Pennsylvania, ran for a seat in the United States Senate in 2000. She lost in the Democratic primary to Ron Klink, who won 41 percent of the vote.
Schwartz began her career in politics as as a Pennsylvania State Senator. In 1992, she created the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) which received national recognition and was used as a national model. After losing the Senate primary in 2000, Schwartz successfully ran for the United States House of Representatives for Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district. She served in the House from 2005 to 2015 and, once elected, she created legislation that gave a tax credit to businesses that hired veterans. In 2014, she unsuccessfully ran for Governor of Pennsylvania.