More women candidates than ever will contest US governorships and House seats in November’s mid-term elections.
After yesterday’s primaries across four states, there are now 11 female nominees for governor and at least 182 for the House of Representatives.
The results were hailed as a continuing success story by activists for women in politics.
There was also a key election for a House seat in Ohio, in which President Donald Trump claimed victory.
But US media said the race was still too close to call, in a safe Republican seat held by them since 1983. The outcome could indicate whether Democrats have a chance to overturn the Republican majority in the House in November.