Women, including black women and first time candidates, dominate the number of Democratic House candidates making white men a minority. This change could “radically alter the composition of Congress next year after winning Democratic primaries in record numbers in 2018,” Politico reports.
“White men are in the minority in the House Democratic candidate pool… Democrats have nominated a whopping 180 female candidates in House primaries — shattering the party’s previous record of 120, according to Rutgers’ Center for American Women and Politics. Heading into the final primaries of 2018 this week, Democrats have also nominated at least 133 people of color and 158 first-time candidates to run for the House.”
First time Democratic House candidate Ayanna Pressley is poised to make history of the first black female candidate elected to the U.S. Congress from Massachusetts.