Women to Watch in the 2018 Midterms

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Dr. Stephany Rose Spaulding, Democrat  Running for Congress in Colorado's 5th District
Women to Watch in the 2018 Midterms

Dr. Stephany Rose Spaulding, Democrat Running for Congress in Colorado's 5th District

Jahana Hayes, Democrat Running for Congress in Connecticut's 5th District
Women to Watch in the 2018 Midterms

Jahana Hayes, Democrat Running for Congress in Connecticut's 5th District

Stacey Abrams, Democrat  Running for Governor of Georgia
Women to Watch in the 2018 Midterms

Stacey Abrams, Democrat Running for Governor of Georgia

Andria Tupola, Republican  Running for Governor of Hawaii
Women to Watch in the 2018 Midterms

Andria Tupola, Republican Running for Governor of Hawaii

Paulette Jordan, Democrat  Running for Governor of Idaho
Women to Watch in the 2018 Midterms

Paulette Jordan, Democrat Running for Governor of Idaho

Lauren Underwood, Democrat  Running for Congress in Illinois' 14th District
Women to Watch in the 2018 Midterms

Lauren Underwood, Democrat Running for Congress in Illinois' 14th District

Jeannine Lee Lake, Democrat  Running for Congress in Indiana's 6th District
Women to Watch in the 2018 Midterms

Jeannine Lee Lake, Democrat Running for Congress in Indiana's 6th District

Sharice Davids, Democrat  Running for Congress in Kanas' 3rd District
Women to Watch in the 2018 Midterms

Sharice Davids, Democrat Running for Congress in Kanas' 3rd District

Ayanna Pressley, Democrat  Running for Congress in Massachusetts' 7th District
Women to Watch in the 2018 Midterms

Ayanna Pressley, Democrat Running for Congress in Massachusetts' 7th District

Rashida Tlaib, Democrat  Running for Congress in Michigan's 13th District
Women to Watch in the 2018 Midterms

Rashida Tlaib, Democrat Running for Congress in Michigan's 13th District

Ilhan Omar, Democrat  Running for Congress in Minnesota's 5th District
Women to Watch in the 2018 Midterms

Ilhan Omar, Democrat Running for Congress in Minnesota's 5th District

Amelia Marquez, Democrat  Running for Legislature in Montana District 52
Women to Watch in the 2018 Midterms

Amelia Marquez, Democrat Running for Legislature in Montana District 52

Deb Haaland, Democrat Running for Congress in New Mexico's 1st District
Women to Watch in the 2018 Midterms

Deb Haaland, Democrat Running for Congress in New Mexico's 1st District

Xochitl Torres Small, Democrat  Running for Congress in New Mexico's 2nd District
Women to Watch in the 2018 Midterms

Xochitl Torres Small, Democrat Running for Congress in New Mexico's 2nd District

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez , Democrat  Running for Congress in New York's 14th District
Women to Watch in the 2018 Midterms

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez , Democrat Running for Congress in New York's 14th District

Dr. Vanessa Enoch, Democrat  Running for Congress in Ohio's 8th District
Women to Watch in the 2018 Midterms

Dr. Vanessa Enoch, Democrat Running for Congress in Ohio's 8th District

Pearl Kim, Republican Running for Congress in Pennsylvania's 5th District
Women to Watch in the 2018 Midterms

Pearl Kim, Republican Running for Congress in Pennsylvania's 5th District

Erika Stotts Pearson, Democrat  Running for Congress in Tennessee's 8th District
Women to Watch in the 2018 Midterms

Erika Stotts Pearson, Democrat Running for Congress in Tennessee's 8th District

Andrea Bond-Johnson, Democrat  Running for Legislature in Tennessee District 82
Women to Watch in the 2018 Midterms

Andrea Bond-Johnson, Democrat Running for Legislature in Tennessee District 82

Hana Ali, Democrat  Running for Legislator in Tennessee District 45
Women to Watch in the 2018 Midterms

Hana Ali, Democrat Running for Legislator in Tennessee District 45

Veronica Escobar, Democrats Running for Congress in Texas' 16th District
Women to Watch in the 2018 Midterms

Veronica Escobar, Democrats Running for Congress in Texas' 16th District

Gina Ortiz Jones, Democrat  Running for Congress in Texas' 23rd District
Women to Watch in the 2018 Midterms

Gina Ortiz Jones, Democrat Running for Congress in Texas' 23rd District

Lupe Valdez, Democrat  Running for Governor of Texa
Women to Watch in the 2018 Midterms

Lupe Valdez, Democrat Running for Governor of Texa

Vangie Williams, Democrat running for Congress in Virginia's 1st District
Women to Watch in the 2018 Midterms

Vangie Williams, Democrat running for Congress in Virginia's 1st District

Shelia Stubbs, Democrat  Running for Legislature for Wisconsin District 77
Women to Watch in the 2018 Midterms

Shelia Stubbs, Democrat Running for Legislature for Wisconsin District 77

All photos courtesy of candidates’ social media and campaign websites.

Today is election day. Critical and historic races are happening at the national, state and local level across the country. In the last two years we have seen a record-breaking number of women and women of color seek and obtain positions of leadership to make change in their communities.
View the gallery to learn more about women of color who are running across the nation this mid-term season. 
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