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Record Number Of Women Running For Governor, According To New Report

A new report reveals a record number of women are running for governor this year.
According to the Center for American Women and Politics, at least 40 women are taking part in gubernatorial elections on a major party ticket.
Out of these, 24 female candidates are Democrats and 16 are Republicans.
The new record surpasses a previous all-time high posted back in 1994, when 34 women sought to become a governor.
This comes amid criticism some candidates are using gender as an electoral asset, such as the infamous breastfeeding incident involving a Democrat hopeful in Wisconsin.
This image made from the campaign website shows Kelda Roys in a video posted on March 6, 2018, holding her youngest daughter. In the ad, Roys highlights her efforts in the Wisconsin state legislature to ban the chemical known as BPA from baby bottles and cups in the state. (Kelda Roys for Governor via AP)
“Well, I was shooting the video, we were right in the middle of the interview, and my baby started…,so I just fed her, said Wisconsin candidate Kelda Roys about the incident. “This is real life, and in 2018 people want candidates who are real.”
The report also found at least 400 women are set to run for the House compared to 272 running two years ago.

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