A record number of women are running for House in 2020

Perhaps the important fact is that a record number of women were nominated for the 2020 elections to enter the House. A total of 298 women have so far qualified for the general elections. This number exceeds the already achieved record from 2018 midterms that brought in a wave of women - mostly Democrats - to Congress and switched party control. According to an analysis by the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University, of this year's total number of women nominated, 204 are Democrats and 94 are Republicans. At the same time, both parties broke their previous records in terms of the number of nominated women. This number could increase from a few possible primaries on Election Day.


Also, a record number of at least 130 black women ran for House and Senate out of the total number of women mentioned, according to the Center for American Women and Politics. The reason is more than clear. Increasingly frequent and brutal police attacks on blacks. Of course, this record number of black women who are candidates are mostly from the ranks of the Democrats.


It is known that women are more practical and reach solutions and agreements on many issues. Maybe this is a good sign for necessary changes.


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