Record Number of Female Combat Vets Running for Congress

WASHINGTON — A record number of female combat veterans are on the ballot in congressional races this fall, a test of whether women can repeat the success American men have long enjoyed of by turning military experience into political careers.

The nine candidates have the potential to more than double the number of female combat veterans in Congress, the first two of whom were elected only six years ago. And while six of the nine candidates are Democrats, their success or failure could be a trial run for both parties in future elections.

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