Women running for office, midterms 2018

Women running for office, midterms 2018
In this Aug. 25, 2018, photo, rookie Democratic candidate Lauren Underwood poses for a photo in Chicago. If elected to the U.S. House, Underwood would be the first woman and first minority to represent the predominantly white district once represented by GOP House Speaker Dennis Hastert. (Source: AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
In this Oct. 23 photo, Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, left, speaks as her Republican opponent Secretary of State Brian Kemp looks on during a debate in Atlanta. The race is a tossup. If successful, Abrams would become the first black woman elected as governor in the U.S. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, Pool)
In this Oct. 23 photo, Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, left, speaks as her Republican opponent Secretary of State Brian Kemp looks on during a debate in Atlanta. The race is a tossup. If successful, Abrams would become the first black woman elected as governor in the U.S. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, Pool) (Source: John Bazemore)
Republican Senate hopeful Marsha Blackburn speaks during a campaign stop Oct. 1, in Franklin, Tenn. She has pulled ahead of Democrat Phil Breseden in the race for retiring Sen. Bob Corker's seat. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Republican Senate hopeful Marsha Blackburn speaks during a campaign stop Oct. 1, in Franklin, Tenn. She has pulled ahead of Democrat Phil Breseden in the race for retiring Sen. Bob Corker's seat. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) (Source: Mark Humphrey)
In this photo taken Oct. 17, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, left, poses for photos with supporters after a rally in Portland, OR. The incumbent, Brown is maintaining a slim lead over challenger, Republican Rep. Knute Buehler. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
In this photo taken Oct. 17, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, left, poses for photos with supporters after a rally in Portland, OR. The incumbent, Brown is maintaining a slim lead over challenger, Republican Rep. Knute Buehler. (AP Photo/Don Ryan) (Source: Don Ryan)
U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez-Masto, left, and Rep. Jacky Rosen, raise their hands together during a Nevada State Democratic Party rally to promote voting at the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 headquarters in Las Vegas, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez-Masto, left, and Rep. Jacky Rosen, raise their hands together during a Nevada State Democratic Party rally to promote voting at the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 headquarters in Las Vegas, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP) (Source: Erik Verduzco)
Democratic challenger Sharice Davids talks during a Kansas' 3rd Congressional District debate against Incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder Oct. 30 in Kansas City, Mo. Davids is polling ahead of the incumbent which, if the result holds, will result in Davids making history as the first Native American woman and the first lesbian representative from her state. She would also be the second openly gay representative in her state. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Democratic challenger Sharice Davids talks during a Kansas' 3rd Congressional District debate against Incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder Oct. 30 in Kansas City, Mo. Davids is polling ahead of the incumbent which, if the result holds, will result in Davids making history as the first Native American woman and the first lesbian representative from her state. She would also be the second openly gay representative in her state. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (Source: Charlie Riedel)
Vice President Mike Pence lifts the hands of U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop, R-Rochester, and Lena Epstein, Republican candidate in the 11th Congressional District, at a rally for Republicans in Oakland County, MI,Oct. 29 at the Oakland County Airport in Waterford, MI. Herself Jewish, she defended inviting a Messianic Jewish rabbi to a campaign event honoring the Pittsburgh synagogue victims amid criticism, saying she wanted to be inclusive. (Tanya Moutzalias/Ann Arbor News-MLive.com via AP)
Vice President Mike Pence lifts the hands of U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop, R-Rochester, and Lena Epstein, Republican candidate in the 11th Congressional District, at a rally for Republicans in Oakland County, MI,Oct. 29 at the Oakland County Airport in Waterford, MI. Herself Jewish, she defended inviting a Messianic Jewish rabbi to a campaign event honoring the Pittsburgh synagogue victims amid criticism, saying she wanted to be inclusive. (Tanya Moutzalias/Ann Arbor News-MLive.com via AP) (Source: Tanya Moutzalias)
Jahana Hayes reacts after winning the Democratic primary for Connecticut's 5th Congressional District, defeating Mary Glassman, Aug. 14 in Waterbury, CT. If she wins the general election in November, Hayes will be the first black woman to win a Connecticut congressional seat. (John Woike/Hartford Courant via AP)
Jahana Hayes reacts after winning the Democratic primary for Connecticut's 5th Congressional District, defeating Mary Glassman, Aug. 14 in Waterbury, CT. If she wins the general election in November, Hayes will be the first black woman to win a Connecticut congressional seat. (John Woike/Hartford Courant via AP) (Source: John Woike)
Incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota makes a point in the U.S. Senate candidate debate with Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer on Oct. 18 in Bismarck, ND. Polling from FiveThirtyEight on Oct. 30 shows Heitkamp falling behind her challenger by 9 points. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)
Incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota makes a point in the U.S. Senate candidate debate with Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer on Oct. 18 in Bismarck, ND. Polling from FiveThirtyEight on Oct. 30 shows Heitkamp falling behind her challenger by 9 points. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP) (Source: Tom Stromme)
In this Aug. 7 file photo, Democratic candidate for Kansas governor Laura Kelly is congratulated by supporters at a watch party, in Topeka, KS., after she won her party's nomination for governor. She faces Republican Kris Kobach as the Republican nominee for governor and independent Greg Orman, a Kansas City-area businessman who ran a strong campaign for U.S. Senate two years ago. Polls show the race is tight in the race. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle via AP File)
In this Aug. 7 file photo, Democratic candidate for Kansas governor Laura Kelly is congratulated by supporters at a watch party, in Topeka, KS., after she won her party's nomination for governor. She faces Republican Kris Kobach as the Republican nominee for governor and independent Greg Orman, a Kansas City-area businessman who ran a strong campaign for U.S. Senate two years ago. Polls show the race is tight in the race. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle via AP File) (Source: Travis Heying)
Young Kim is running for a U.S. House seat in the 39th District in California. She is shown, speakingat a anti-gas tax rally Oct. 1 in Fullerton, CA. A Republican and an immigrant, Kim is trying to become the first Korean-American woman elected to Congress. She is running against Gil Cisneros, a Hispanic Democrat. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Young Kim is running for a U.S. House seat in the 39th District in California. She is shown, speakingat a anti-gas tax rally Oct. 1 in Fullerton, CA. A Republican and an immigrant, Kim is trying to become the first Korean-American woman elected to Congress. She is running against Gil Cisneros, a Hispanic Democrat. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) (Source: Chris Carlson)
Republican U.S. Rep. Mia Love, showh during an interview in Murray, Utah, is battling Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams for Utah's 4th Congressional District. In conservative Utah, the first black female Republican in Congress is trying to fend off a strong challenge from a well-known Democratic mayor in a largely suburban district where many are wary of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Republican U.S. Rep. Mia Love, showh during an interview in Murray, Utah, is battling Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams for Utah's 4th Congressional District. In conservative Utah, the first black female Republican in Congress is trying to fend off a strong challenge from a well-known Democratic mayor in a largely suburban district where many are wary of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) (Source: Rick Bowmer)
Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-MO, shown at a campaign stop Oct. 24 in Kansas City,,is facing Republican Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley in the upcoming election. In an attempt to cater to people who aren't keen on the national Democratic party, she described herself as "not one of those crazy Democrats." CNN said the race is a toss-up.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-MO, shown at a campaign stop Oct. 24 in Kansas City,,is facing Republican Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley in the upcoming election. In an attempt to cater to people who aren't keen on the national Democratic party, she described herself as "not one of those crazy Democrats." CNN said the race is a toss-up.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (Source: Charlie Riedel)
U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, R-AZ., goes over the rules in a television studio prior to a televised debate with U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-AZ., Oct. 15, in Phoenix. Both ladies are seeking to fill the seat of U.S. Sen. Jake Flake, R-AZ. who is retiring. The Arizona Senate contest, a very tight race, is one of the most closely watched in the nation. (AP Photo/Matt York)
U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, R-AZ., goes over the rules in a television studio prior to a televised debate with U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-AZ., Oct. 15, in Phoenix. Both ladies are seeking to fill the seat of U.S. Sen. Jake Flake, R-AZ. who is retiring. The Arizona Senate contest, a very tight race, is one of the most closely watched in the nation. (AP Photo/Matt York) (Source: Matt York)
Kathy Manning, Democratic candidate for the the 13th Congressional District of North Carolina, is a Greensboro attorney and community leader, She has highlighted Republican Rep. Ted Budd's vote to repeal and replace Obama’s healthcare law while decrying a Congress she says is dysfunctional. FiveThirtyEight shows that the one-term incumbent Budd is favored to win re-election. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome/file)
Kathy Manning, Democratic candidate for the the 13th Congressional District of North Carolina, is a Greensboro attorney and community leader, She has highlighted Republican Rep. Ted Budd's vote to repeal and replace Obama’s healthcare law while decrying a Congress she says is dysfunctional. FiveThirtyEight shows that the one-term incumbent Budd is favored to win re-election. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome/file) (Source: Gerry Broome)
Republican Rep. Kristi Noem and Democratic challenger Sen. Billie Sutton partake in the gubernatorial debate Oct. 23, 2018 in Sioux Falls, SD. FiveThirtyEight said Noem is likely to become the state's first female governor. (Briana Sanchez/The Argus Leader via AP)
Republican Rep. Kristi Noem and Democratic challenger Sen. Billie Sutton partake in the gubernatorial debate Oct. 23, 2018 in Sioux Falls, SD. FiveThirtyEight said Noem is likely to become the state's first female governor. (Briana Sanchez/The Argus Leader via AP) (Source: Briana Sanchez)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democratic congressional candidate from New York, has become a household name and has lent her star power to other Democratic candidates. Here, she, makes an appearance to support Hawaii Congressional candidate Kaniela Ing at a campaign rally held at the Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind in Waikiki, Hawaii. Ocasio-Cortez, who "primaried" incumbent Rep. Joseph Crowley, who is still on the ballet, is polling so far ahead of her Republican rival Anthony Pappas that she is virtually a lock to join the House of Representatives in 2019. (Cindy Ellen Russell /Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democratic congressional candidate from New York, has become a household name and has lent her star power to other Democratic candidates. Here, she, makes an appearance to support Hawaii Congressional candidate Kaniela Ing at a campaign rally held at the Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind in Waikiki, Hawaii. Ocasio-Cortez, who "primaried" incumbent Rep. Joseph Crowley, who is still on the ballet, is polling so far ahead of her Republican rival Anthony Pappas that she is virtually a lock to join the House of Representatives in 2019. (Cindy Ellen Russell /Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP) (Source: Cindy Ellen Russell)
Dr. Kim Schrier, a candidate in Washington state's 8th District race, poses for a photo in Issaquah, Wash. Schrier, a Democrat, is running against Republican Dino Rossi in an open and true toss-up race for the seat to succeed retiring incumbent, Rep. Dave Reichert. The district includes the eastern suburbs of Seattle and stretches into the rural Cascade Mountain region. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Dr. Kim Schrier, a candidate in Washington state's 8th District race, poses for a photo in Issaquah, Wash. Schrier, a Democrat, is running against Republican Dino Rossi in an open and true toss-up race for the seat to succeed retiring incumbent, Rep. Dave Reichert. The district includes the eastern suburbs of Seattle and stretches into the rural Cascade Mountain region. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File) (Source: Elaine Thompson)
U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-AZ., goes over the rules in a television studio prior to a televised debate with U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, R-AZ., Oct. 15, in Phoenix.The Arizona Senate contest to fill Sen. Jeff Flake's seat is one of the most closely-watched in the nation, with Sinema having a slight statistical advantage, according to FiveThirtyEight. (AP Photo/Matt York)
U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-AZ., goes over the rules in a television studio prior to a televised debate with U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, R-AZ., Oct. 15, in Phoenix.The Arizona Senate contest to fill Sen. Jeff Flake's seat is one of the most closely-watched in the nation, with Sinema having a slight statistical advantage, according to FiveThirtyEight. (AP Photo/Matt York) (Source: Matt York)
Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., from left, and Gretchen Whitmer, Democratic candidate for governor of Michigan, appear with former President Barack Obama, center, during a rally in Detroit Oct. 26. Stabenow is heavily favored to retain her seat against Republican challenger John James. Whitmer also maintains a lead in polling over Republican candidate Bill Schuette for the governorship to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. Rick Snyder.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., from left, and Gretchen Whitmer, Democratic candidate for governor of Michigan, appear with former President Barack Obama, center, during a rally in Detroit Oct. 26. Stabenow is heavily favored to retain her seat against Republican challenger John James. Whitmer also maintains a lead in polling over Republican candidate Bill Schuette for the governorship to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. Rick Snyder.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya) (Source: Paul Sancya)
Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-NY, shown in a 2015 file photo,will face Democratic New York State Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi in the state's 22nd Congressional District. It's another tight race. Tenney was criticized after the Parkland, FL, school massacre for saying that Democrats are more likely to be mass shooters, the Washington Post report. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-NY, shown in a 2015 file photo,will face Democratic New York State Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi in the state's 22nd Congressional District. It's another tight race. Tenney was criticized after the Parkland, FL, school massacre for saying that Democrats are more likely to be mass shooters, the Washington Post report. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File) (Source: Mike Groll)
Andria Tupola, right, a Republican, is challenging Democratic incumbent Gov. David Ige, a Democrat, in the gubernatorial race. The polls aren't looking too good for Tupola, the minority leader in the Hawaii House of Representatives. Marissa Kerns, a Republican running for lieutenant governor, accused Tupola of sabotaging her campaign by not telling her about a televised debate, Hawaii News Now reported. Tupola disputes that assertion. (Image: Hawaii News Now)
Andria Tupola, right, a Republican, is challenging Democratic incumbent Gov. David Ige, a Democrat, in the gubernatorial race. The polls aren't looking too good for Tupola, the minority leader in the Hawaii House of Representatives. Marissa Kerns, a Republican running for lieutenant governor, accused Tupola of sabotaging her campaign by not telling her about a televised debate, Hawaii News Now reported. Tupola disputes that assertion. (Image: Hawaii News Now) (Source: Hawaii News Now)
In this Aug. 25, 2018, photo, rookie Democratic candidate Lauren Underwood poses for a photo in Chicago. If elected to the U.S. House, Underwood would be the first woman and first minority to represent the predominantly white district once represented by GOP House Speaker Dennis Hastert.
In this Aug. 25, 2018, photo, rookie Democratic candidate Lauren Underwood poses for a photo in Chicago. If elected to the U.S. House, Underwood would be the first woman and first minority to represent the predominantly white district once represented by GOP House Speaker Dennis Hastert. (Source: AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
Republican Senate candidate and current Wisconsin State Senator Leah Vukmir is shown with House Speaker Paul Ryan making"W" hand signs for Wisconsin during a rally Oct. 24,, in Mosinee, Wis. She is trailing the incumbent, Democrat Sen. Tammy Baldwin. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
Republican Senate candidate and current Wisconsin State Senator Leah Vukmir is shown with House Speaker Paul Ryan making"W" hand signs for Wisconsin during a rally Oct. 24,, in Mosinee, Wis. She is trailing the incumbent, Democrat Sen. Tammy Baldwin. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer) (Source: Mike Roemer)
Rep. Ann Wagner, R-MO, speaks at a news conference to discuss paid family leave legislation on Capitol Hill in Washington, with Sen. Marco Rubio in the background. Wagner faces Democrat Cort VanOstran in the November election. She won re-election two years ago with about 58 percent of the vote, putting her district in the outer realm of those Democrats hope to flip if they have a big day on Nov. 6. Wagner said she is well positioned to withstand a Democratic wave in what she describes as “the only swing seat in the state.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Rep. Ann Wagner, R-MO, speaks at a news conference to discuss paid family leave legislation on Capitol Hill in Washington, with Sen. Marco Rubio in the background. Wagner faces Democrat Cort VanOstran in the November election. She won re-election two years ago with about 58 percent of the vote, putting her district in the outer realm of those Democrats hope to flip if they have a big day on Nov. 6. Wagner said she is well positioned to withstand a Democratic wave in what she describes as “the only swing seat in the state.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) (Source: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-MA, ., gestures during a town hall style gathering in Woburn, MA. She has a 20-point lead over her Republican challenger, Geoff Diehl, and appears to be testing the waters for a presidential run. She has hit back at President Donald Trump on Twitter, though she's getting some backlash from Native Americans and grumbling from Democrats when she took a DNA test to assess her Native American ancestry at Trump's urging.. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File )
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-MA, ., gestures during a town hall style gathering in Woburn, MA. She has a 20-point lead over her Republican challenger, Geoff Diehl, and appears to be testing the waters for a presidential run. She has hit back at President Donald Trump on Twitter, though she's getting some backlash from Native Americans and grumbling from Democrats when she took a DNA test to assess her Native American ancestry at Trump's urging.. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File ) (Source: Charles Krupa)