After the 2018 US midterm elections, 48 Congressmembers identified as women of color, a record high. Now that record could be shattered again, thanks to at least 267 BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) women running as major party candidates.
This year, at least 267 (176D, 91R) women of color are major-party candidates for the U.S. Congress, including 249 (163D, 86R) candidates for the U.S. House and 18 (13D, 5R) candidates for the U.S. Senate who identify as Asian or Pacific Islander, Black, Latina, Middle Eastern or North African, Native American,
and/or multiracial. These numbers and those below reflect total filed major-party candidates, inclusive of women who have already won or lost primaries, as well as those with primaries still to come. They do not include candidates for non-voting positions in the U.S. House.
Among major-party congressional candidates, there are at least:
- 130 Black women
- 75 Latinas
- 41 Asian or Pacific Islander women
- 16 Middle Eastern or North African
- 18 Native American women
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