The 2018 midterm elections are already historic when it comes to the number of women candidates running. A record 309 women have filed to run for seats in the US House, according to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. There are 29 women running for US Senate and 40 women running for governors races so far.

There is an 'avalanche' of women running for office

jbr's picture

11 states have no women representing them in Congress

...women make up just 19.8% of Congress, according to the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers. A decade ago, women were 16.4% of all members of Congress. Progress? Yes, but far from rapid and definitely incomplete.

And yet currently, according to the CAWP, 11 states have no women representing them in Congress.

11 states have no women representing them in Congress

Bill Cleusman's picture

Very slow progress indeed.It

Very slow progress indeed.It has taken over a hundred years since the first woman elected to Congress for women to make up the nearly 20 percent today. Females make up 51 percent of the U.S. population. It is time for women to be at least half of the voice in the decision making in our Congress. It is sad that our political system has made it so difficult for women candidates over the years. I think the large number of women candidates this year is a sign of things to come in the near future. The changing attitudes of our younger generation will be a huge boost to women candidates. The decision making in our national and state legislative bodies would be greatly improved if there was balanced participation of men and women serving in each body.

Bbeanster's picture

Eh, Hope we join their ranks

Eh, Hope we join their ranks this year.

No women is better than Blackburn.

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