2018 is an exciting year for women in politics. A record number of women are running for office and have won primaries. They are rewriting the campaign rulebook and embracing their gender as an asset. Women aren’t letting much get in their way. But primary victory doesn’t guarantee victory for women in November, and challenges still remain.
According to the Center for Responsive Politics, female Democratic primary winners for House seats raised $185,000 less than the average for men.