Women have been nominated to the U.S. House by major parties during Idaho in 12 of the last 14 election cycles; Cristina McNeil is the 17th to be nominated in state history.
Only two Democratic gubernatorial nominees who faced primary challengers over the last 120 years garnered a larger percentage of the vote than Abrams.
The 2018 cycle ties a state record set in six previous cycles with two women receiving major party nominations to the nation’s lower legislative chamber.
Scott Wagner’s 7-point win ranks as the fifth closest race in the GOP race for governor during the direct primary era.
Women candidates for the court have won 15 of 19 elections overall, with three defeats coming against other women.
The Badger State would also break a tie with Oregon for the state with the highest percentage of women supreme court justices.
There is a good chance as many as six states could have two female major party nominees for the office – doubling the previous record for an election cycle.
Six women under 40 are currently seeking major party gubernatorial nominations this year.
After Tina Smith is sworn in, four states will have all-female U.S. Senate delegations.
Only one sitting or former state attorney general has been elected to the U.S. Senate in Illinois history – and none in nearly 200 years.