Election Analysis

  • Latina Candidates in 2020

    The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) has tracked women’s political candidacies for three decades. Since 2004, CAWP has collected women candidates’ racial identification, relying primarily on candidate self-identification. This year, we are reporting this data pre-election and in greater depth than we have before, providing summary information on...

  • Black Women Candidates in 2020

    The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) has tracked women’s political candidacies for three decades. Since 2004, CAWP has collected women candidates’ racial identification, relying primarily on candidate self-identification. This year, we are reporting this data pre-election and in greater depth than we have before, providing summary information on...

  • Election Results

    Kansas Sweep and Missouri Upset Make for a Good Primary Night for Democratic Women

    Congressional and statewide primaries were held on Tuesday in five states: Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, and Washington. 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...

  • Is 2020 the Year of the Republican Woman? Women’s PAC support for Republican Women Candidates Suggests Otherwise

    Women’s gains to Congress in the 2018 midterm elections were party specific. That year nearly three dozen new Democratic women, and just one Republican woman, were elected to the U.S. House. As Republican women’s membership in the House shrunk to 13, Representative Elise Stefanik (NY-21) promised to “play in primaries” to increase the number of Republican...

  • Election Results

    New All-Woman Contests to Watch in Maine and Texas

    Congressional primaries were held on Tuesday in Maine and primary runoffs were held in Alabama and Texas. Some contests 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 comparisons, are...

  • Republican Women are Breaking Barriers this Year. Here's the Context.

    With about two-thirds of congressional primaries wrapped up, Republican women have already broken records for candidacies and nominations to the U.S. House. Some journalists and pundits are asking whether 2020 might be for Republican women what 2018 was for Democratic women. In 2018, a cohort of overwhelmingly Democratic women ran for and were elected to...