Over 300 women are running for seats in the U.S. Congress and at least 40 are running for governorships. That’s more women than have ever run before for those positions. Many of the candidates are entering the political sphere for the first time, but Emerge America thinks their in-depth training program can help Democratic candidates close the political gender gap. Correspondent Jessica Gomez visits one Emerge America candidate boot camp in Arizona.

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