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Record number of women running for congress

Christian Science Monitor: “A total of 309 women have filed candidacy papers to run for the House. With many House seats up for grabs, this election may present one of the best opportunities for women to make real representational gains, experts say.

A surge of women into this year’s midterm elections had been expected since the Women’s March demonstrations nationwide just after Mr. Trump’s inauguration in January 2017. Numbers analyzed by The Associated Press show that momentum is continuing.

While just over half the nation’s population is female, 4 out of every 5 members of the US House are men. The women’s candidacies won’t necessarily change that. They still have to survive party primaries and win the general election, often against an incumbent with name recognition and a large reservoir of campaign cash…”

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