More Women Than Ever Running for Congress
Is their place in the House? A record 309 women are vying for congressional seats — eclipsing the previous record of 298 set in 2012. The jump’s seen as an outgrowth of the Women’s March that greeted President Trump’s inauguration, with many candidates aiming to help the Democrats capture 23 seats and a lower chamber majority. First up is physician Hiral Tipirneni, who aims to flip Arizona’s solidly red 8th District in May’s special election against state Sen. Debbi Lesko in a race that’ll add a congresswoman either way.