June Primary: Super Tuesday for Women

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Voters in six states will head to the polls on Tuesday, June 5. What makes this primary especially important is that according to the Rutgers’ Center for American Women and Politics: a record 64 women have filed to run for those 6 states’ US House seats. Stacy Mason at MomsRising explains what's at stake. --Grace

  • In California, which boasts the nation’s largest congressional delegation and the most women serving in Congress from any single state, the excitement is in the open seats, with 10 women running in 6 of 9 open races. Remember: new seats and open seats mean opportunities for women.
  • In New Jersey, which has had no women in its congressional delegation since 2003, 9 women have filed to run in 6 districts.
  • In Iowa, 1 of only 4 states in the country that has never (!) sent a woman to Congress, there is 1 woman running in a primary Tuesday.
  • In New Mexico, where no women filed to run in 2010, there are 3 women running in 2 districts. Another woman is running for Senate and hopes to be the first woman ever elected to the Senate from the state.

  • Image Credit: Rutgers Center for American Women in Politics

    Read more from Our Super Tuesday at MomsRising

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