Gender and Politics in the media

US: Big gains for women in 2012, New Hampshire Elects First All-Women Delegation

US Congress to have maximum women senators in history Zee News All six Democratic women up for re-election – Senators Maria Cantwell (Washington), Dianne Feinstein (California), Kirsten Gillibrand (New York), Amy Klobuchar (Minnesota), Claire McCaskill (Missouri) and Debbie Stabenow (Michigan) – won their races…

Big gains for women in 2012 CNN (blog)  In some quarters, Election Day 2012 turned into ladies night. With CNN projecting seven-term Democratic Rep. Tammy Baldwin’s win in the Wisconsin Senate race, 19 women now hold seats in that chamber. She is also the first openly lesbian senator. New Hampshire now has an all female congressional delegation and a newly-elected female governor, former state Sen. Maggie Hassan.

Governor-elect Maggie Hassan speaks to supporters Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 in Manchester, N.H. Hassan beat Ovide Lamontagne to keep the governor’s seat in Democratic control. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

New Hampshire Elects First All-Women Delegation Huffington Post Carol, Annie, and Maggie are exactly the kinds of leaders New Hampshire women and families need to push back against the Republican war on women and build a more progressive America.” The U.S. Senate also broke a gender-related record on Tuesday…

Warren to become first Mass. woman in US Senate Boston.com Warren, 63, beat Brown by about 54 percent to 46 percent, becoming the first woman elected to theSenate from Massachusetts. Two years ago, Brown stunned the Democrats when he won a special election for the Senate seat left vacant when Kennedy died

NH Election Results 2012: Maggie Hassan Becomes Only Female Democratic Governor in the US Huffington Post Maggie Hassan beat Ovide Lamontagne in New Hampshire’s governor’s race on Tuesday, making her the only female Democratic governor in the entire nation after 2012.

Claire McCaskill: ‘most endangered Democrat’ wins Missouri Senate race Christian Science Monitor “This election provided a clear choice between leaders like Claire McCaskill, who want to move forward by expanding women’s healthcare access and economic opportunity, and candidates like Todd ‘Legitimate Rape’ Akin, who was committed to redefining …

‘War on women’ may have helped female candidates NBCNews.com (blog) This year the so-called “War on Women” energized Democrats and may have helped female candidates across the country, particularly incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Elizabeth Warren, the Harvard professor who ousted Sen. Scott Brown in …

Opinion: In Obama and Senate Wins, 2012 is Year of the Woman WNYC (blog) There were many important results on election night and I was with a huge group of voters in Des Moines, Iowa as we covered the returns live. I talked to dozens of Iowa voters and can report some of the tipping points of the voters present watching the ..

Women Win the Senate and More Huffington Post (blog) With Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren, Claire McCaskill, Debbie Stabenow and Tammy Baldwin now the projected winners in their Senate races, women can claim a major victory tonight…

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