Here are the women elected to serve in the next Congress

Here are the women elected to serve in the next Congress

A surge of female candidates produced a record-breaking number of women elected to serve in the next Congress, shattering the prior record of 107 currently at the Capitol.

While races are still being called, 103 women have won election or reelection across the country so far. They join 10 women in the Senate who weren’t up for reelection this year.

More women than ever filed to run for both chambers and won primary elections, according to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers.

President Donald Trump’s election and the #MeToo movement are considered factors in the rise in female contenders, at least among Democrats.

As of Tuesday, 185 Democratic women and 52 Republican women were running for the House. Among female Senate candidates, 15 were Democrats and eight were Republicans.

A surge of female candidates produced a record-breaking number of women elected to serve in the next Congress, shattering the prior record of 107 currently at the Capitol.

While races are still being called, 103 women have won election or reelection across the country so far. They join 10 women in the Senate who weren’t up for reelection this year.

More women than ever filed to run for both chambers and won primary elections, according to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers.

President Donald Trump’s election and the #MeToo movement are considered factors in the rise in female contenders, at least among Democrats.

Here are the women elected to serve in the next Congress
Here are the women elected to serve in the next Congress

As of Tuesday, 185 Democratic women and 52 Republican women were running for the House. Among female Senate candidates, 15 were Democrats and eight were Republicans.

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By SARAH FROSTENSON
We track how women’s political representation is changing — or isn’t changing — in the 2018 midterm elections.

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