It’s a big year for women candidates — why are so few of them Republican?

Different party cultures mean that Democratic elites support women candidates often — and because of their gender — while Republican elites do not.

Women are running for office in record numbers this year. Most of those running are Democrats. While women comprise 43 percent of Democratic candidates in 2018 congressional general elections, they make up only 22 percent of Republican Senate candidates and only 13 percent of Republican House candidates. While Democratic women won House...

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