"We've broken the record for women major party nominees for US House in any year." Until now the record was 167.
In June, women also set a record for how many are running for the Senate. It is 42 -- 24 Democrats and 18 Republicans. The previous record was 40, set in 2016, said the CAWP.
Several women candidates in races that they have a good chance of winning are from minorities with little or no representation in Congress.
They include Rashida Tlaib, who won a Democratic primary yesterday in Michigan and is now poised to become the first Muslim woman elected to Congress. Several Native American women are also running for seats.
"A Native American woman has never been elected to the US Congress," CAWP said.
The strong number of female candidates comes midway through the term of Trump, whose inauguration in January 2017 was met the next day with a huge march in Washington favor of women's rights.
It also comes as the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment of women by men in powerful positions has marked a watershed moment in US society.
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