Apr 5, 2018 - Politics & Policy

More women have filed to run for a House seat than ever before

Group of Democratic women get their photo taken at President Trump's address to Congress.

Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., takes a group photo of women Democrats wearing all white for President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of Congress. Photo: Bill Clark / CQ Roll Call

A record-breaking number of women — 309 to be precise — have filed to run for a House seat, according to data analyzed by the Associated Press.

The big picture: Per the AP, many of these women are running for seats "that have never had a female representative." Axios reported similar findings in December; 369 women, most of whom are Democrats, were running or planning to run for House seats citing a major factor that has pushed women to get involved was the sexual harassment awakening which shook the country last fall.

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