In November, Americans could elect more than 100 women to the House for the first time in history — and elect more new women to the House than any prior election, a new race-by-race analysis reveals. But the impending surge is being driven entirely by Democrats: the number of Republican women in the House is actually poised to decline.
Between 30 and 40 new women are poised to enter the House next January, shattering the previous record of 24 set in 1992's "Year of the Woman." And much as pundits interpreted 1992's wave as a backlash against Clarence Thomas's Supreme Court confirmation, 2018 is now clearly a backlash to President Trump's election.
Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton didn't just launch the Women's March; it set off an avalanche of Democratic women running for Congress, many of them first-time candidates, ranging from former Navy helicopter pilots to former CIA officers. Of the 254 non-incumbent Democratic nominees for the House, an unheard-of 50 percent are women, compared to 18 percent of Republicans.
Right now, there are 61 female Democrats and 23 female
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