The current Congress has 107 women. That was the all-time high, until Tuesday night.

Results are still pending for 277 women. Next update in 00:00
Note: The numbers for Senate seats used in the charts include the 10 women who are not up for reelection. Louisiana uses an open primary system where candidates are not chosen before Nov. 6, so its seats are not included.

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Several races with female candidates have yet to be called because the margins are so narrow that the outcome may hinge on late or absentee ballots yet to be counted.

In the Mississippi Senate race, incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith (R) is headed to a runoff with Democrat Mike Espy later this month. The governor’s race in Georgia and a few California House races remain undecided. The latter includes the race between Democrat Katie Porter and Republican incumbent Mimi Walters, and Republican Young Kim’s battle with Democrat Gil Cisneros, both playing out in Southern California.

In Texas, Republican incumbent Will Hurd, who represents much of the border, appeared to have prevailed over challenger Gina Ortiz Jones, but the Associated Press reversed the call in the early hours of the morning. Hurd now leads Jones by over a thousand votes.

Rep. Mia Love, who made history as the first black Republican woman elected to Congress, has slipped behind Democratic challenger Ben McAdams in Utah’s 4th District.

How did women do in your state?
had 0 women candidates running in midterm races — 0 won, 0 lost, and 0 are still waiting for results.
First female Senator elected tonight
First female U.S. Rep. elected tonight
First female Governor elected tonight
How did first-time candidates do?

0 first-time candidates have been elected. Several political novices already had disrupted the political order by beating long-term incumbents in House primaries, but the majority were not successful in the general election.

How did Republican women do?

0 Republican women have been elected so far. Of the 277 female candidates, the vast majority were Democrats. Of the 107 women in Congress now, only 29 are Republicans; this year more than ever, they faced a complicated landscape.

Too close to call, across a divided America

An upset, two historic firsts and a defeat

About this story

By Leslie Shapiro, Youjin Shin, Ann Gerhart, Kayla Epstein and Monica Ulmanu. Carrie Camillo, Mike Cirelli, Katie Mettler, Kate Rabinowitz, Kevin Schaul and Kevin Uhrmacher also contributed to this report. This story was first published on Nov. 6, 2018.


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