The Blue Wave is Her Wave
By Dahna Goldstein
I've been paying closer attention to primaries across the country than I have in previous years. While much has already been researched and written about how women are leading the blue wave, I'll add one data point.
I started tracking the number of Democratic women in Congressional primaries on July 23. There were 253 women candidates.
There have been 16 primaries since then (including run-offs) and 1 special election. I would have expected the number of women continuing to the November ballot to drop precipitously.
It has dropped - as of Sept 5th, there were 209 Democratic women candidates, with primaries yet to happen - but given the number of districts represented in those primaries, not precipitously. And a good number of those who have lost their primaries have lost to other women.
This gives me confidence in the direction this county will take. The future is female.