Here Are Women Making History If Elected to Congress This Year

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Because they're all about breaking that base.

Hillary Clinton's not the only female politician breaking barriers and shattering glass ceilings this year. As of now, the US Congress boasts only 19 percent women. Now, there's over a dozen women from both parties this year that are ready to smash more ceilings and tear down barriers by running for election this year. Here are 19 women from across the country and both sides of the aisle, whose elections would be big firsts for the House of Representatives or the Senate, for your consideration.

LISA BLUNT ROCHESTER (D): U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DELAWARE

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If elected, she will be the first woman and the first African American to represent Delaware in Congress.

KATIE MCGINTY (D): U.S. SENATE, PENNSYLVANIA

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If elected, she will be the first woman to represent Pennsylvania in the Senate.

PRAMILA JAYAPAL (D): U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, WASHINGTON

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If elected, she will be the first Indian American woman in Congress.

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ANGIE CRAIG (D): U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, MINNESOTA

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If elected, she will be the first openly gay person to represent Minnesota in Congress.

DENISE JUNEAU (D): U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, MONTANA

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If elected, she will be the first Native American woman in Congress and the first openly gay person to represent Montana in Congress.

DENISE JUNEAU (D): U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, MONTANA

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If elected, she will be the first Albanian American woman in Congress.

KAMALA HARRIS (D): U.S. SENATE, CALIFORNIA

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If elected, she will be the second black woman in Congress (after Carol Mosely Braun in 1992) and the first Indian American in the Senate.

LORETTA SANCHEZ (D): U.S. SENATE, CALIFORNIA

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If elected, she could be the first Latina in the Senate.

CATHERINE CORTEZ MASTO (D): U.S. SENATE, NEVADA

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If elected, she will be the first woman to represent Nevada in the Senate and could be the first Latina in the Senate.

LATHIKA MARY THOMAS (R): U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, FLORIDA

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If elected, she could be the first Indian American woman in Congress.

DENISE GITSHAM (R): U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, CALIFORNIA

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If elected, she will be the first Republican Chinese American woman in Congress.

SUE GOOGE (R): U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, NORTH CAROLINA

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If elected, she will be first Asian American woman to represent North Carolina in Congress.

MISTY SNOW (D): U.S. SENATE, UTAH

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If elected, she could be the first openly transgender person in Congress and would be the youngest U.S. senator in American history.

MISTY PLOWRIGHT (D): U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, COLORADO

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If elected, she could be the first openly transgender person in Congress.

SUSAN NARVAIZ (R): U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, TEXAS

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If elected, she will be the first Latina woman to represent Texas in Congress.

KELLI WARD (R): U.S. SENATE, ARIZONA

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If elected, she could be the first woman to represent Arizona in the Senate.

THUY LOWE (R): U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, FLORIDA

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If elected, she will be the first Asian-American woman to represent Florida in Congress.

TAMMY DUCKWORTH (D): U.S. SENATE, ILLINOIS

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If elected, she will be the first Thai American in the Senate.

ANN KIRKPATRICK (D): U.S. SENATE, ARIZONA

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If elected, she could be the first woman from Arizona in the Senate.