by Axios | 11.8.18
We've told you before that 2018 is the year of the Democratic woman, and this chart shows the result for the next Congress: the influx of women, mostly Democrats, will give an ever so slight boost to the number of women serving on Capitol Hill.
Why it matters: Even with a record number of women who ran and won this cycle, we're still not even close to reaching gender parity in Congress. And the Republican Party will actually have fewer women in the House than they do now. Eight GOP congresswomen are not returning — two retired, three ran for higher office, and three lost their re-election bids.
Written by Axios
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