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A record number of women are running for Senate

Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), running for the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Republican Sen. Jeff Flake.
Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), running for the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Republican Sen. Jeff Flake. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

There's been lots of coverage of the surge of women running in House races, but it's also true of the Senate.

By the numbers: While 23 women are currently senators, there is a record 42 women from major parties running for 19 seats in the Senate, according to AP.