It's Her Turn: The R29 Candidate Tracker

The 2018 midterms are already herstory: A record 262 women could win a seat in Congress. Another 16 could become governors. Stay tuned here as we share their stories—and their wins.

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The 2018 midterms are already Herstory: A record 262 women could win a seat in congress. Another 16 could become governors. Stay tuned here as we continue to share their stories–and their wins.
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Can Women 30 & Under Get Elected To Congress This Year?
Former Miss America Mallory Hagan Wants To Change Alabama — & American Politics
Stacey Abrams Just Won Georgia's Democratic Primary, Making History
Georgia Election Server Wiped After Lawsuit Filed
Moms Are Running For Office To Fight Gun Violence
Close To 300 Women Are On The Ballot Today. Win Or Lose, They’ve Already Made History
Lauren Underwood Wants To Be The First Black Woman To Rep This District
Amy McGrath’s Primary Win In Kentucky Shows That Every District Is In Play
Gretchen Whitmer’s Advice For Young Women: Just Run
A Record Number Of Women Are Major Party Nominees In House & Gubernatorial Races
Lt. Governor Tina Smith Will Replace Al Franken In The U.S. Senate
This Woman Is Challenging The Minnesota Republican Who Likes To Call Women "Sluts"
Mothers Can Use Campaign Funds To Pay For Childcare, FEC Rules
Meet The Bronx-Born Puerto Rican Challenging One Of The Most Powerful House Democrats
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Just Defeated One Of The Most Powerful House Democrats
"It's Kirsten": The D.C. Powerhouse Every Young Woman Must Know
Liuba Grechen Shirley Says Mothers Like Her Should Serve In Congress
Texas Is Still A Red State, But This War Hero Is Part Of The Blue Tide Hoping To Turn It
Christine Hallquist Is A New Kind Of Politician (& Not Just Because She’s Trans)
The Reds Are Coming—& They're Young, Female, & Determined To Win America's Heartland
The Magic Of Liuba Grechen Shirley, The Suburban Mom With Her Eyes Set On Congress
WASHINGTON
13 CANDIDATES
OREGON
3 CANDIDATES
CALIFORNIA
34 CANDIDATES
NEVADA
4 CANDIDATES
UTAH
3 CANDIDATES
IDAHO
2 CANDIDATES
ARIZONA
9 CANDIDATES
ALASKA
1 CANDIDATE
HAWAII
5 CANDIDATES
MONTANA
1 CANDIDATE
WYOMING
3 CANDIDATES
COLORADO
4 CANDIDATES
NEW MEXICO
5 CANDIDATES
NORTH DAKOTA
1 CANDIDATE
SOUTH DAKOTA
1 CANDIDATE
NEBRASA
4 CANDIDATES
KANSAS
2 CANDIDATES
OKLAHOMA
2 CANDIDATES
MINNESOTA
9 CANDIDATES
IOWA
3 CANDIDATES
MISSOURI
6 CANDIDATES
WISCONSIN
8 CANDIDATES
ILLINOIS
6 CANDIDATES
INDIANA
7 CANDIDATES
MICHIGAN
12 CANDIDATES
OHIO
11 CANDIDATES
TEXAS
21 CANDIDATES
LOUISIANA
4 CANDIDATES
ARKANSAS
1 CANDIDATE
MISSISSIPPI
1 CANDIDATE
ALABAMA
5 CANDIDATES
GEORGIA
6 CANDIDATES
FLORIDA
18 CANDIDATES
SOUTH CAROLINA
2 CANDIDATES
NORTH CAROLINA
6 CANDIDATES
TENNESSEE
17 CANDIDATES
KENTUCKY
2 CANDIDATES
WEST VIRGINIA
3 CANDIDATES
VIRGINIA
7 CANDIDATES
MARYLAND
2 CANDIDATES
PENNSYLVANIA
7 CANDIDATES
DELAWARE
1 CANDIDATE
NEW JERSEY
2 CANDIDATES
NEW YORK
18 CANDIDATES
CONNECTICUT
3 CANDIDATES
RHODE ISLAND
3 CANDIDATES
MASSACHUSETTS
4 CANDIDATES
VERMONT
4 CANDIDATES
NEW HAMPSHIRE
2 CANDIDATES
MAINE
2 CANDIDATES
WASHINGTON D.C.
1 CANDIDATE
It's Her Turn: the r29 candidate tracker It's Her Turn: the r29 candidate tracker
It's official: More than 118 women (and _still_ counting) won elections to congress. Another 9 became governors. Keep watch here as  vote counting continues. It's official: More than 118 women (and _still_ counting) won elections to congress. Another 9 became governors. Keep watch here as  vote counting continues.
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2018 midterm election results
Primary Winner
Senator
Dianne Feinstein (D)
Democrat
Primary Winner
Representative
Jackie Speier (D)
Democrat / District 14
Primary Winner
Representative
Zoe Lofgren (D)
Democrat / District 19
Primary Winner
Representative
Katherine L. Hill (D)
Democrat / District 25
Primary Winner
Representative
Julia Brownley (D)
Democrat / District 26
Primary Winner
Representative
Judy Chu (D)
Democrat / District 27
Primary Winner
Representative
Grace F. Napolitano (D)
Democrat / District 32
Primary Winner
Representative
Norma J. Torres (D)
Democrat / District 35
Primary Winner
Representative
Linda T. Sanchez (D)
Democrat / District 38
Primary Winner
Representative
Young Kim (R)
Republican / District 39
Primary Winner
Representative
Susan A. Davis (D)
Democrat / District 53
Primary Winner
Representative
Audrey Denney (D)
Democrat / District 01
Primary Winner
Representative
Jessica Morse (D)
Democrat / District 04
Primary Winner
Representative
Doris O. Matsui (D)
Democrat / District 06
Primary Winner
Representative
Marla Livengood (R)
Republican / District 09
Primary Winner
Representative
Nancy Pelosi (D)
Democrat / District 12
Primary Winner
Representative
Lisa Remmer (R)
Republican / District 12
Primary Winner
Representative
Barbara J. Lee (D)
Democrat / District 13
Primary Winner
Representative
Cristina Osmena (R)
Republican / District 14
Primary Winner
Representative
Elizabeth Heng (R)
Repubilican / District 16
Primary Winner
Representative
Christine Russell (R)
Republican / District 18
Primary Winner
Representative
Tatiana Matta (D)
Democrat / District 23
Primary Winner
Representative
Kimberlin Brown Pelzer (R)
Republican / District 36
Primary Winner
Representative
Karen R. Bass (D)
Democrat / District 37
Primary Winner
Representative
Lucille Roybal-Allard (D)
Democrat / District 40
Primary Winner
Representative
Aja Smith (R)
Republican / District 41
Primary Winner
Representative
Julia C. Peacock (D)
Democrat / District 42
Primary Winner
Representative
Maxine Waters (D)
Democrat / District 43
Primary Winner
Representative
Nanette Diaz Barragan (D)
Democrat / District 44
Primary Winner
Representative
Mimi Walters (R)
Republican / District 45
Primary Winner
Representative
Katherine Porter (D)
Democrat / District 45
Primary Winner
Representative
Diane L. Harkey (R)
Republican / District 49
Primary Winner
Representative
Morgan Murtaugh (R)
Republican / District 53
Here's How Female Lawmakers Are Fighting Sexual Harassment In Congress
Can Women 30 & Under Get Elected To Congress This Year?
Former Miss America Mallory Hagan Wants To Change Alabama — & American Politics
Stacey Abrams Just Won Georgia's Democratic Primary, Making History
Georgia Election Server Wiped After Lawsuit Filed
Moms Are Running For Office To Fight Gun Violence
Close To 300 Women Are On The Ballot Today. Win Or Lose, They’ve Already Made History
Lauren Underwood Wants To Be The First Black Woman To Rep This District
Amy McGrath’s Primary Win In Kentucky Shows That Every District Is In Play
Gretchen Whitmer’s Advice For Young Women: Just Run
A Record Number Of Women Are Major Party Nominees In House & Gubernatorial Races
Lt. Governor Tina Smith Will Replace Al Franken In The U.S. Senate
This Woman Is Challenging The Minnesota Republican Who Likes To Call Women "Sluts"
Mothers Can Use Campaign Funds To Pay For Childcare, FEC Rules
Meet The Bronx-Born Puerto Rican Challenging One Of The Most Powerful House Democrats
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Just Defeated One Of The Most Powerful House Democrats
"It's Kirsten": The D.C. Powerhouse Every Young Woman Must Know
Liuba Grechen Shirley Says Mothers Like Her Should Serve In Congress
Texas Is Still A Red State, But This War Hero Is Part Of The Blue Tide Hoping To Turn It
Christine Hallquist Is A New Kind Of Politician (& Not Just Because She’s Trans)
The Reds Are Coming—& They're Young, Female, & Determined To Win America's Heartland
The Magic Of Liuba Grechen Shirley, The Suburban Mom With Her Eyes Set On Congress
Source: Center for American Women and Politics. Research by Kate Guarino.
New York's 2nd Congressional district has long been considered a waste of time for Democrats — that is, until Liuba Grechen Shirley came along.
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Liuba Grechen Shirley may be ready for Congress — but she’s not quite ready for this interview. She opens the door of the pale grey farmhouse in a lilac bathrobe with multiple apologies. “I’m running so behind,” she says, before leading us inside and promptly running for the stairs. “Make yourselves at home. No one is dressed yet, just give me a few minutes — Mom! Can you make breakfast?”
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It’s about 9:15 am on a rainy Monday in September, as our Refinery29 crew, here to document a day-in-the-life of one of the most exciting underdog candidates in the 2018 midterm election cycle, settles into the cozy living room. The dogs are barking their heads off, and competing giggles and screams fill the old house, where five generations of the Grechen family have lived. Grechen Shirley’s great grandparents bought the house in the ‘40s, and it is the house she was raised in. Now, she lives here with her husband, Christopher, her mother, Kathy, plus her two young children, two cats, and two dachshunds. Read more...
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