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Meet the 2,000 women about to storm into state capitals across the US

Much attention has been paid to the wave of women elected to go to Washington this fall, but women are also storming politics at the local levels. More than 2,000 women will serve in state legislatures next year – growing the number of women in local chambers by several hundred […]
Meet the 2,000 women about to storm into state capitals across the US
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A first-time candidate in Texas who campaigned at the hospital after going into labour during a border-separation protest won a seat in the state’s House of Representatives

Democrat Erin Zwiener defeated Republican Ken Strange in Texas’ District 45 House of Representatives race on Tuesday night. Zwiener was pregnant throughout her campaign, and according to TIME correspondent Charlotte Atler, she continued to talk with voters even after going into labour. Zwiener went into labour during a border-separations protest […]
A first-time candidate in Texas who campaigned at the hospital after going into labour during a border-separation protest won a seat in the state’s House of Representatives
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Democrats are sweeping statehouse seats, and it’s making the GOP nervous

Democrats have flipped 39 state legislative seats since President Donald Trump took office, many of them in deeply red districts Trump swept by large margins in 2016. Republicans, by comparison, have flipped just four seats from blue to red. Democrats have flipped 39 statehouse seats since President Donald Trump took […]
Democrats are sweeping statehouse seats, and it’s making the GOP nervous
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Virginia Republican wins pivotal race in random-hat drawing

Republican David Yancey won a key seat in Virginia’s House of Delegates after a recount from last month’s statewide elections. The result means Republicans will retain their majority in the state house. Republican David Yancey prevailed in a pivotal Virginia House of Delegates election after his name was randomly drawn […]
Virginia Republican wins pivotal race in random-hat drawing