Women candidates set records in 2022 midterms as gender becomes a primary theme in national discourse, research group says

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Women candidates set records in 2022 midterms as gender becomes a primary theme in national discourse, research group says

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The exterior of the US Capitol is seen on August 7, 2021 in Washington, DC. (CNN)

(CNN) 2022 marks a record high for women running in gubernatorial and Senate races, but the total number of women running for the House of Representatives fell slightly from previous cycles, according to an analysis by the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University.

While Republican female candidates broke records in all three kinds of contests, the number of Democratic women running for office did not exceed prior years' totals.

Chelsea Hill, data services manager at CAWP, said Tuesday this disparity more likely reflects "partisan trends," with fewer Democratic candidates and more Republicans running overall, instead of a cause relating specifically to women.

Click here to read the full article published by CNN on 27 July 2022.

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