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Women marched. Now they're running

Women's march in Charlotte.
Women's match in Charlotte. Photo: Peter Zay / Anadolu Agency / Getty Images)

“Call it payback, call it a revolution, call it the Pink Wave, inspired by marchers in their magenta hats, and the activism that followed. There is an unprecedented surge of first-time female candidates, overwhelmingly Democratic, running for offices big and small, from the U.S. Senate and state legislatures to local school boards," TIME's Charlotte Alter writes:

  • "At least 79 women are exploring runs for governor in 2018, potentially doubling a record for female candidates set in 1994."