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Tuesday was another historic night for women candidates

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The winning streak for women candidates continued in Tuesday’s primary elections. Not only were women represented in unprecedented numbers as candidates, they also walked away with a raft of key wins: According to Bloomberg, 41 of the 92 women running for the House or Senate are expected to advance in their races. Women also dominated a slew of statewide contests, including governors’ races in South Dakota and Alabama. And while a majority of Tuesday’s wins were on the Democratic side, much like those in previous primaries this year, GOP women in California and New Mexico saw some victories as well.  The results reinforce a trend throughout the midterms so far: With a record number of women running this cycle, a record number are winning and will be on the ballot in the fall. Here’s a full rundown:

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