Electing Women Bay Area will host women candidates for President, US Senate, and Governor in 2019 and 2020.
We have two women US Senators up for re-election in 2020: Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Tina Smith of Minnesota (who is running for her first full term after winning this November to fill the remainder of Al Franken’s term). We plan to host both Sens. Shaheen and Smith in early 2019. We also know there will be several high-profile women running for flippable US Senate seats, including in Colorado and Maine, and we will host them as soon as possible as well. There may also be women who emerge as Gubernatorial candidates in competitive races in 2019 and 2020.
But we know all eyes will be on the presidential race. In the most open and crowded field ever, there will be several women exploring bids. That’s a good thing! From Victoria Woodall in 1872 to Shirley Chisholm and Patsy Mink in 1972 to Hillary Clinton in 2008 and 2016, we have been working for decades and, in fact, centuries, for multiple women to be considered viable candidates.
EWBA intends to host all of the female presidential candidates in 2019 and we are already working with several campaigns to schedule events in the first quarter. We want all of the viable women to be competitive and have the necessary resources in the early months of the campaign; it is not uncommon in crowded primaries for donors to support several contenders as the field narrows.