Women flipped the House. Why that matters.

November 14, 2018 | Swanee Hunt

Last week, I spoke with dozens of experts as they’ve analyzed the midterm elections — electorate splits in terms of education, race, region, and income. But there was little notice of the most powerful group of all.

Women. I don’t mean in the privacy of the voting booth. What I listened for and rarely heard about until the end of the week was a discussion of the women candidates who gave their all and thrust themselves (and their families) into the public eye. Smiling at us in ads, garnering endorsements of newspapers, promoting themselves on airwaves, and occasionally, helmet in hand, climbing into a fighter jet.

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