Record number of women seeking seats in US Congress
After another round of primary voting in several states yesterday, more than 180 women, at least, will vie for a seat in the House of Representatives in November's midterm election.
"It's official," the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) said after the voting in Kansas, Michigan, and Missouri.
Several women candidates in races that they have a good chance of winning are from minorities with little or no representation in Congress.
They include Rashida Tlaib, who won a Democratic primary yesterday in Michigan and is now poised to become the first Muslim woman elected to Congress.
"A Native American woman has never been elected to the US Congress," CAWP said.
The strong number of female candidates comes midway through the term of Trump, whose inauguration in January 2017 was met the next day with a huge march in Washington in favor of women's rights.
It also comes as the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment of women by men in powerful positions has marked a watershed moment in US society.
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