Women win primaries in record numbers, look to November

ATLANTA (AP) — More women than ever before have won their primaries for governor, U.S. Senate and House this year. That’s setting a record and paving the way for battles in November that could significantly increase the number of women in elected office.

A wave of new female lawmakers could change the public debate on issues such as health care, immigration, abortion rights, education and gun control.

Most of these women hopefuls are Democrats, some of whom are first-time candidates who...

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