A record number of women have filed to run for House seats in 2020

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A record number of women have filed to run for House seats in 2020

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A record 490 women have filed to run for U.S. House seats in 2020, surpassing the previous record of 476 set in 2018, according to new data from the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers University. That figure includes a record 195 Republican women who have filed to run, shattering the previous record of 133 in 2010.

The data from CAWP finds that 295 women have filed to run as Democrats. There are 96 women running as incumbents in 33 states, 101 women running for open seats in 23 states and 297 women running as challengers in 44 states. In 10 districts, both candidates in the general election are women.

The number of women filing to run for the House may even be higher than 490 as the primary cycle continues, as 14 states have not yet reached their filing deadline.

Click here to read the full article published by CBS on 13 May 2020.

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