A record number of women are running for Senate
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.
- "Two female senators, both Democrats [in states Trump won by double digits: Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri], could lose their re-election bids, possibly leaving the Senate more male-dominated."
- "[W]omen stand a chance of picking up a seat in Nevada, where Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen is challenging Republican Sen. Dean Heller."
- "Likewise, in Tennessee, Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn ... faces Democratic former Gov. Phil Bredesen for the seat being vacated by the retiring Republican Sen. Bob Corker."