Record Number Of Women Elected To The House Of Representatives

As of early Wednesday morning, a report by CNN projected 98 women would win House races, with 33 women newly elected to the House and 65 female incumbents. 

That beats the previous record of 85 representatives, according to the Congressional Research Service. 

As of now, there are still two outstanding races that have two women competing against each other, which means that at least 100 women will be serving in the House next year.

On the Senate side, CNN projected by early Wednesday that 12 women would win Senate seats, with two newly elected women joining nine female incumbents.

CNN projected at the same time that eight women -- four incumbents and four non-incumbents -- would win gubernatorial races.

The numbers in each category tilted largely to Democrats, with 84 of the projected female House winners coming from the Democratic Party and 14 from the Republican side.

The historic totals capped off a campaign season in the wake of President Donald Trump's election that was defined in large part by female activism.

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