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