Major parties in six states have still never nominated a woman to its top executive office.
Despite crushing the record for the most U.S. Senate matchups between women female nominees in 2018, it is possible the number of women in the chamber will decrease next year.
The U.S. Representative now owns the mark for the best showing by a Republican woman running for governor of Tennessee – although her competition is sparse.
In 2018, as many women were nominated for the U.S. House in Georgia by major parties as in each of the last five cycles combined.
A record four women were nominated by major parties to the U.S. House from New Mexico this cycle; female nominees have won 41 percent of such races in state history.
Women have been nominated to the U.S. House by major parties in Virginia for 14 consecutive cycles including winning a record-setting seven nominations in 2018.
Noem is the fourth woman to land on the GOP primary ballot for governor in the Mount Rushmore State.
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.