A record number of women were elected in the House this year!!
In the House there were 222 Democrats; and 199 Republicans.
In the Senate there were 46 Democrats; and 51 Republicans.
A record number of women are projected to win seats in the House in a massive night for female candidates across the political spectrum.
In the House:
- 96 women would win House races, with 31 women newly elected to the House and 65 female incumbents.
- That beats the previous record of 85 representatives, according to the Congressional Research Service.
In the Senate:
- 11 women would win Senate seats, with two newly elected women joining nine female incumbents.
In governor’s races:
- CNN projected at the same time that eight women — five incumbents and three non-incumbents — would win gubernatorial races.
Blog By: Asia M.
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