A surge of women signed up to challenge Georgia incumbents who had rarely, if ever, faced opponents or to contest seats left vacant by a wave of retirements.
The bonanza of candidates, most of them Democrats, who qualified to run for state office was a vivid display of the party’s enthusiasm and another test of possible backlash to President Donald Trump.
Melita Easters, founder of the pro-choice WIN List, said it was an “unprecedented” show of force from women.
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