March 5, 2018
We're Live! 

The Barbara Lee Family Foundation (BLFF) and the Center for American Women in Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers University are proud to announce the launch of Gender Watch 2018, a new non-partisan project to track, analyze, and illuminate gender dynamics in election 2018. Gender Watch 2018 will draw upon the research and expertise of both partner organizations, as well as contributing scholars and practitioners, to inform the public dialogue and further public understanding of the myriad ways in which gender shapes political campaigns and campaigning. More specifically, the project will closely monitor and analyze the numbers, success, and strategies of women candidates in 2018.

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Meet our Experts 
 
Team Experts
Gender Watch 2018 will draw from the expertise of staff and scholars at the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) and the Barbara Lee Family Foundation (BLFF). Read more about our team members here

Expert Contributors 
Gender Watch 2018's expert contributors include scholars and practitioners with expertise and experience related to gender and American politics. Whether on-the-ground or in the academy, they have investigated and analyzed the ways in which gender shapes political campaigns. They will serve as regular contributors throughout the election season, providing their insights and diverse perspectives through analyses, activities, and social media. Read more about our expert contributors here
Expert Analysis
 
There is More Than One Gender Story to Tell in Election 2018. 
Gender Watch 2018 project director Kelly Dittmar outlines the many ways in which gender will play a role in election 2018, in addition to discussing how Gender Watch 2018 will approach our analysis of gender this year. Read more here

What Our Experts Are Watching in Election 2018
Gender Watch 2018's expert contributors include scholars and practitioners with expertise and experience related to gender and American politics. Whether on-the-ground or in the academy, they have investigated and analyzed the ways in which gender shapes political campaigns. They will serve as regular contributors throughout the election season, providing their insights and diverse perspectives through analyses, activities, and social media. To begin this  conversation, we asked our expert contributors what stories, races, and dynamics they'll be watching in the 2018 election. See what they told us.

Primary Outlook: Texas 
Ahead of the Texas primary election on March 5, 2018, we outline the numbers and proportions of women who have filed as candidates for congressional and statewide office. Our primary outlook provides points of historical comparison to give context to the presence and potential success of women candidates in the lone star state. Read more here

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