Electing Women Bay Area hosts women candidates for President, US Senate, Governor, and competitive US House races in California.
We are pleased to be supporting the four women incumbents for US Senate as well as women Governors up for re-election in 2022.
Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire is the most vulnerable Senate incumbent of either party and she is the top target for Republicans this cycle. Hassan won in 2016 by just 1,017 votes or .14% of the vote.
Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada, the first Latina in the US Senate, will also have a competitive re-election.
We are keeping an eye on Sen. Tammy Duckworth in Illinois as several prominent Republicans are considering running.
Sen. Patty Murray, the highest-ranking woman in the Senate, is also up for re-election but should be safe.
We are also supporting Cheri Beasley for the open seat in North Carolina, Val Demings (challenging Sen. Marco Rubio) in Florida, Abby Finkenauer (challenging Sen. Chuck Grassley) in Iowa, and Sarah Godlewski (challenging Sen. Ron Johnson) in Wisconsin.
Gubernatorial races are also critical this cycle and we have several women who won in the 2018 wave up in 2022.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer faces a tough, high-profile re-election. Numerous Republicans are lining up for a competitive primary and this race will draw national resources.
Gov. Laura Kelly in Kansas is the most endangered incumbent of either party and will have a tough re-election against Attorney General Derek Schmidt.
Gov. Janet Mills is well-positioned to win but Maine is unpredictable and former Gov. Paul LePage is running.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is up for re-election in New Mexico and should be safe but will need resources to be competitive.
Finally, Gov. Kathy Hochul of New York looks strong in both her primary and general election bids.
We are also supporting women for competitive challenger and open seat gubernatorial races across the country including Stacey Abrams in Georgia, Katie Hobbs in Arizona, and Nan Whaley in Ohio. There are multiple women running in primaries in Florida, Iowa, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Rhode Island.