Most Diverse Slate of Candidates Across the Country
There are 216 Black, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, or multiracial candidates on the ballot today pursuing House, Senate, and Governor seats. If Democrats keep their current seats in the House and win about 40 more, the representation among people of color will jump to from 23% to 27%. The increasingly white GOP will likely face an increasing demographic disadvantage -- arguably one of the reasons some candidates are running on cultural issues. The share of candidates who are white men, at 58%, is the lowest in the past four elections. Overall, there are 411 women, people of color, and LGBT candidates running for the House, Senate, and governorships. Stay tuned to The Beat DCtomorrow. We’ll break down all the election results and give you a preview of the new Congress. More here.