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Elsie P. Hunsinger, formerly of Runnemede Succumbs at the age of 103

Women See Success in Ohio Primary - 

But Most Face Steep Climb to Victory in November
Final votes were counted yesterday in Ohio's postponed congressional primary. Full results on women candidates in yesterday's contests from the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University are available on our Election Analysis page. Complete context about women in the 2020 elections, including candidate lists, summaries, results from previous primaries, and historical comparisons, are available via CAWP's Election Watch.
Among the most notable results for women:
  • Women are 73.3% of Democratic nominees for the U.S. House from Ohio, but only incumbents are favored to win. Just 1 non-incumbent nominee - Kate Schroder (D) - is running in a contest currently deemed competitive, though the district is rated as leaning Republican. The path toward electing new women to the House from Ohio will be difficult.
  • Nearly 40% of women U.S. House nominees in Ohio are Black women, including 2 incumbents who are 2 of 22 Black women in the House.
  • 3 (2D, 1R) women who ran and lost U.S. House races in 2018 are running again this year and will be on the ballot this fall. Learn more about 2020's rebound candidates here.
For more information, see the full analysis of how women fared in yesterday's contests on our Election Analysis page. Complete context about women in the 2020 elections can be found on CAWP's Election Watch.
About CAWP
The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is nationally recognized as the leading source of scholarly research and current data about women's political participation in the United States. Its mission is to promote greater knowledge and understanding about the role of women in American politics, enhance women's influence in public life, and expand the diversity of women in politics and government. CAWP's education and outreach programs translate research findings into action, addressing women's under-representation in political leadership with effective, intersectional, and imaginative programs serving a variety of audiences. As the world has watched Americans considering female candidates for the nation's highest offices, CAWP's five decades of analyzing and interpreting women's participation in American politics have provided a foundation and context for the discussion.

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