Record Number of Women Expected to Win House Seats in 2020 Election

At least 106 women will serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, according to the latest ABC News projections for the 2020 election, setting a new record.

This eclipses the previous record of 102 women, which was set in 2019, according to the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a division of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University.

Women of color set a new record this election cycle as well. Of the women elected to the House this year, at least 46 are women of color, according to ABC News projections, beating out 2019’s record-setting 44.

Republican women are also making new gains after Democratic women saw much success in 2018.

At least 24 Republican women are projected by ABC News to win their contests. The current total stands just shy of the record of 25 GOP women serving in the House, which was set in 2006.

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SOURCE: ABC News, Kendall Karson and Catherine Thorbecke