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The Back Story: By the numbers

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2018 election numbers

Fast facts! Here are the numbers to know heading into midterms 2018:

In the Senate:

• 33: Number of Senate seats up this year.

• 28: Number of Senate seats Democrats would need to take control.

• 23: Number of women running for the Senate.

In the House:

• 435: Number of House seats up this year.

• 23: Number of House seats Democrats would need to take control.

• 237: Number of women running for the House.

Sources:

CAWP: 2018 Summary of Women Candidates

• The New York Times: Midterm election guide; “Democrats Need to Win 28 Seats to Control the Senate. Republicans Need Only 9

– The Washington DC 100 Staff

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