The records to beat are the number of women who won primaries — 2,649 in 2016 — and the number of women serving in office across the country — 1,871, the current number.
The ratio of Democrat to Republican women currently serving is about 7:11, or approximately 39 percent Republican and 61 percent Democratic.
The Trump administration has beaten some records as well. Trump has hired an outstanding number of women for some of the most senior positions in the White House.
His list of female appointees is long: Nikki Haley, Ambassador to the United Nations; Elaine Chao, Secretary of Transportation; Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security; Dr. Heather Wilson, Secretary of the Air Force; Sarah Sanders, White House Press Secretary; Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to the President; Linda McMahon, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration; Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education; Jovita Carranza, U.S. Treasurer; Neomi Rao, Regulation Czar; Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Heather Brand, Associate Attorney General; Kelly Sadler, Director of Surrogate & Coalitions Outreach; Mercedes Schlapp, Senior Communications Advisor; Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the President; Hope Hicks, Communications Director; Jessica Ditto, Deputy Director of Communications; and Dina Powell, Deputy National Security Adviser.
So to the driver of the car with that bumper sticker: women don’t just vote Republican, they also run Republican and serve our country as Republicans.