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Women Find Success In Early Primaries

The "wave of women" candidates played out in this week's primaries in Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, and West Virginia, particularly among Democrats. There were 27 women winners in House primaries.
North Carolina Democratic Rep. Alma Adams is one of the 27 women who come away from Tuesday's primaries with a spot on the general election ballot. Source: Tom Williams

There's already a record number of women running for House seats and governorships in 2018 — and women Senate candidates are on track to break records as well.

On the first big night of the 2018 primaries this week, those women fared particularly well.

Women made up 19.2 percent of House candidates on primary ballots in Indiana, Ohio, North Carolina, and West Virginia on Tuesday, according to by the Rutgers Center on American Women and

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