Women are less than a quarter of all U.S. House candidates this year, but that's still record-breaking.

The 2018 election has been widely touted as the next “Year of the Woman.” The number of women seeking congressional office is indeed at an all-time high , with 468 women running for the U.S. House and 51 running for the U.S. Senate. According to the Center for American Women and...Read more

Women Candidates in Election 2018: 5 Key Data Points Midway Through the Primaries

In order to tell an accurate story of women’s political outcomes in November, it’s essential that we demonstrate the empirical nuances and complexities of women’s candidacies before then. Therefore, at this midway point in the primary season whereby 26 states have held primary...Read more

Nearly one-third of women challengers won in Virginia’s state legislative election. Here are some more numbers that might surprise you.

Thirty women challengers ran for Virginia’s House of Delegates on Tuesday; all but three were Democrats. Of those thirty, nine (30%) – all Democrats – won, and one Democratic woman’s race is too close to call. This success rate for challengers is rare. In fact, while 24 men ran...Read more

Making the Case for More Women in Office? Our Interviews with 83 Congresswomen Can Help

Between September 2015 and August 2016, our research team at the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers University-New Brunswick conducted interviews with 83 of the 108 women who served in the 114 th Congress. The information we gathered from over 40 hours of...Read more