A Record Number Of Women Will Serve In Congress

Driven by Democrats, the number of women in Congress will reach its highest level ever next year.



— This chart will be updated as there are results for more races. Last updated at 10:50 a.m. ET Thursday

— The count of women in the next Congress, as written above, is one greater than the total number of Democrats plus Republicans. That’s because one Senate race, in Arizona, has not yet been decided. That race features two women candidates, meaning a woman will hold that seat no matter what.