“5 Questions”: Inside the minds of the men and women running for Congress

April 1

[Updated: July 11, 10:45 a.m.]

Every election cycle, we sit down with dozens of candidates for Congress and governor. This year, we're aiming to show you a different side. Who are they beyond the talking points and slogans in their campaign ads? What opinions do they hold on sports and pop culture? And what do they like to do when they are not on the campaign trail?

Here's a running list of these segments, in case you've missed one:

Milton Wolf, Republican Senate candidate from Kansas — Obama's cousin Milton Wolf on cow milking and Kansas hoops

Matt Bevin, Republican Senate candidate from Kentucky — Matt Bevin on what he and Mitch McConnell have in common

Ruben Gallego, Democratic House candidate from Arizona — Meet the House candidate who proposed at the Democratic convention

Richard Tisei, Republican House candidate from Massachusetts — The first openly gay Republican elected to Congress? It just might be Richard Tisei.

Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, Democratic Senate candidate from Hawaii — Why is Hawaii obsessed with SPAM? Rep. Colleen Hanabusa explains.

Dan Innis, Republican House candidate from New Hampshire — Will the 2016 GOP presidential nominee back gay marriage? This Republican says yes.

Shenna Bellows, Democratic Senate candidate from Maine — Who likes both Elizabeth Warren and Rand Paul? This Senate candidate.

Sen. Brian Schatz, Democratic Senate candidate from Hawaii — Hey Senators, want a surfing lesson? Ask this member.

Mark Levine, Democratic House candidate from Virginia — A congressional race where 'liberal' is a very, very good word

Roxanne "Rocky" Lara, Democratic House candidate from New Mexico — Can 'Rocky' run all the way to Congress in 2014? Democrats sure hope so.

Michael Eggman, Democratic House candidate from California — What Congress can learn from bees. Yes, bees.

Carl DeMaio, Republican House candidate from California — What politicians can learn from Tony Gwynn

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