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Women Break Records In 2018 Primaries

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Women made history in Tuesday’s elections, breaking records in congressional and gubernatorial races as the wave of female candidates winning primaries this year continued. The number of female major party nominees running for the U.S. House this year has risen to 182, with several more races still too close to call.  The previous record was 167. In the race for governorships, Gretchen Whitmer won a heated battle to become the Dem nominee in Michigan, and Laura Kelly became the Dem choice in Kansas. Their wins mean that 2018 has 11 women  running as major party gubernatorial nominees, the highest number in history. The previous record was 10, in 1994. “This has been an election season of records for women candidates, and tonight continues that story,” said Debbie Walsh, director of CAWP.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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