Nine scientists elected to US Congress

Nine scientists have been newly elected to the U.S. Congress this year. One, Jacky Rosen of Nevada, has been elected to the U.S. Senate; the eight others, to the House of Representatives. I will not paraphrase them, but you can find articles in the Washington Post, Business Insider, and The Verge. Additionally, The Scientist lists all the scientists who ran for Federal or State office, including the three holdovers who won reelection to the House. The Scientist also lists 11 scientists who ran for Federal office and lost. Their definition of scientist is fairly broad and includes physicians, dentists, and engineers. Jacky Rosen, for example, is a software developer. Of the 11 (counting holdovers) who were elected, eight are Democrats; the three Republicans are physicians, according to The Verge.