A surge of female veterans running for office in “pink wave”
September 5, 2018
A record number of women are running for the U.S. Senate and House this year, presenting a possible shift in a Congress that is currently only 20 percent female, according to Rutgers’ Center for American Women and Politics. It’s been called a “pink wave,” but it may have a camouflage tint.
In the 1970s, more than 70 percent of members of Congress had served in the military. Now, just about 20 percent are veterans, according to the Congressional Research Service’s profile of the 115th Congress.