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. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada, the first Latina in the US Senate, is the most vulnerable Senate incumbent of either party and is a top target for Republicans this cycle. She will face off against Trump-endorsed former Attorney General Adam Laxalt in the general election.
Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire will also have a competitive re-election. Hassan won in 2016 by just 1,017 votes or .14% of the vote and will need significant funding to compete in an expensive media market.
We are keeping an eye on Sen. Tammy Duckworth in Illinois, who has a safe race but could face a marginal challenge with several prominent Republicans 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, 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 attention as the GOP seeks to install a governor who will revoke reproductive rights and voting access.
Gov. Laura Kelly in Kansas is one of the most endangered incumbents of either party this cycle and will have a tough re-election against Attorney General Derek Schmidt. While she remains popular with her constituents, building high Democratic turnout will be key in this race.
Gov. Janet Mills is well-positioned to win but Maine is unpredictable and former Gov. Paul LePage is running a well-funded race.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is also up for re-election in New Mexico. While this race was initially deemed safe, it has become increasingly competitive over the past few months and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will need our support to win in November.
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, Tina Kotek in Oregon, Maura Healey in Massachusetts, Deidre DeJear in Iowa, and Nan Whaley in Ohio. There are also many women running in primaries in Florida, Iowa, and Rhode Island who we hope to support following their primaries.