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Record amount of women running for Congress

The Pink Wave seems to keep growing each year.

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA — More and more women are running for Congress.

So many in fact it has a name: The Pink Wave. 

2018 saw a record 117 women elected or appointed to Congress. 

Meanwhile this year, 583 women filed to be candidates for U.S. House. Another record.

More than 300 of those survived their primaries and will be on November's ballot. 

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