Election Analysis

  • Election Results

    Incumbent Women Move Forward in New Hampshire, Rhode Island Will Continue to Have No Women in Congress

    Congressional primaries were held on Tuesday in New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Full context about women in the 2020 elections, including candidate lists, summaries, results from previous primaries, and historical comparisons, are available via the Center for American Women and Politics’ Election Watch page. Among the most notable results for women: Both (2D...

  • Election Results

    Massachusetts Women Likely to Maintain, and Could Expand, Congressional Representation

    Congressional primaries were held on Tuesday in Massachusetts. Full context about women in the 2020 elections, including candidate lists, summaries, results from previous primaries, and historical comparisons, are available via the Center for American Women and Politics’ Election Watch page. Among the most notable results for women: All 3 (3D) incumbent...

  • What does the record number of all-woman congressional contests signal about gender dynamics of U.S. elections?

    There will be more all-woman congressional contests on the ballot in November 2020 than ever before. With primaries yet to be decided in four states, women have already secured both Democratic and Republican major-party nominations in 51 contests for the U.S. House and Senate. That number will rise before Election Day and is significantly greater than the...

  • The Objectification of Women in Politics and Why it Matters

    In January of 2019 the right-wing news outlet The Daily Caller published fake revenge-porn photographs of freshman Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez. The headline read “Here’s the Photo Some People Described As A Nude Selfie of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.” Earlier this month, Pennsylvania Congresswoman Madeleine Dean posted a tweet highlighting the abusive...

  • Introducing CAWP’s New Candidate Summaries and Databases

    The Center for American Women and Politics recently rolled out newly revamped historical candidate summaries that provide information on women candidates at the state legislative, statewide elected executive, and congressional levels from 1990 to the present. They include interactive data visualizations and important summary information on both filed...

  • Election Results

    Women Sweep Primaries in Wyoming, Poised to Elect First Woman to the U.S. Senate

    Congressional primaries were held on Tuesday in three states: Alaska, Florida, and Wyoming. Due to the reliance on mail-in voting, many races remain too close to call, so this post will be updated as results are determined. Full context about women in the 2020 elections, including candidate lists, summaries, results from previous primaries, and historical...