By Julia Manchester
At least 200 individuals with backgrounds in science, math, engineering and technology have launched bids for state House seats across the country, according to HuffPost.
The number marks the largest number of scientists to run for office in modern history.
The PAC 314 Action told the outlet that the candidates were running in elections for 7,000 state legislature seats.
“The sheer number is really astonishing,” the group’s founder, Shaughnessy Naughton, told the outlet.
The PAC’s membership expanded from 4,000 to 400,000 in 2017.
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