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The Movement to Get More Women into U.S. Politics

INTERACTIVE TIMELINE: Led first by luminaries of the women’s movement, a drive to get more women into halls of political power has increased the number of women in elected offices. But equal representation remains elusive.

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Stacey Abrams

If the former Georgia House Democratic leader wins, she would become the country’s first black woman governor and break a Republican “trifecta.”

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Fayrouz Saad

The former DHS official is running as a Democrat for a toss-up open seat representing Michigan in the U.S. House. She could become the first Muslim-American woman in Congress.

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Leah Phifer

The former FBI intelligence analyst and motorcycle enthusiast is challenging an incumbent fellow Democrat for a Minnesota seat in the U.S. House.

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Kimberlin Brown

The California soap opera star and entrepreneur made her political debut as a speaker at the 2016 Republican National Convention. Now, she’s challenging an incumbent Democrat for a U.S. House seat.

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Chrissy Houlahan

The Pennsylvania business leader and U.S. Navy veteran is challenging an incumbent Republican for a swing seat in the U.S. House. Can she flip it to the Democrats?

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Michelle Lujan Grisham

The New Mexico congresswoman and Hispanic Caucus chair will step down to run for governor. She would become the first Democratic woman of color to lead a state.

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