NC Democrats announce new candidates, and they’re almost all women

Apr 19, 2018

RALEIGH | NewsObserver

The wave of women signing up to run for political office has hit North Carolina.

State Democrats spent Monday announcing nine new candidates – including six women – in their 2018 effort to break Republicans’ veto-proof majority in the state legislature.

Rep. Darren Jackson, the top Democrat in the North Carolina House of Representatives, said on Twitter that he thinks the rise in women candidates has been especially pronounced in the last year.

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