US: Media roundup: Women belong in the House (and the Senate)!

Record number of women elected to Congress The Australian Financial Review… and Politics (CAWP), which maps the progress of women in elected office. In one of the most visible displays of women’s increasing political muscle, voters in the northeastern state of New Hampshire will send an all-woman delegation to the next …

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Record number of women elected to US Congress Chicago Tribune Female representation in Congress has now been increased tenfold in the past two decades, according to Emily’s List, a liberal political group. For several states, women won Senate seats for the … In another first, three women Democrats – Governor …

Warren, Heitkamp: Senates full of women? Washington Post (blog) So much for the war on women, as Amanda Marcotte noted at Slate. With Rick Berg conceding to Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota, our numbers are swelling. This January, there will be 20 women in the Senate, 16 Democrats and four Republicans. It’s about …

Women Winning Senate Races Will Set Record in January Businessweek Even so, in state legislatures that provide a pipeline to higher office, gains have been slower. Female representation stands at 24 percent, just three percentage points higher than two decades ago, according to the Center for American Women and …

Election results 2012: Senate women make new record firsts Examiner.com Election Day held big wins for women. On reproductive rights, voters sent a powerful message to pro-lifers, Todd Akin and Richard Mourdoch, after being appalled by sentiments that rape victims shouldn’t be entitled to abort a rape related pregnancy.

Women make historic gains in the US Senate Washington Post (blog) From Massachusetts to Hawaii, women made significant gains on a night when the war on women became a referendum. In Massachusetts, Democrat Elizabeth Warren defeated incumbent Republican Scott Brown to become the first female senator in that …

Election 2012 results: Women to reach landmark – 20 percent of senators Christian Science Monitor Election 2012 results: Women to reach landmark – 20 percent of senators. The female newcomers to the Senate include four Democrats and one Republican. While the economy was a top voter issue, other issues important to women such as abortion also …

ELECTION 2012: With Historic Number of Women, Senate Will Look a Little Bit … RH Reality Check (blog) It looks like we finnaly have ourselves a true “year of the woman” as the 2012 election draws to a close. An historic 19 female senators will be sworn in this January—20 if Rick Berg of North Dakota finally concedes—many of them supporting women’s …

How the Women Vote Influenced the Senate Race WHSV HARRISONBURG, Va — A significant amount of voters split their ballot, voting one way for president and another for Senate. Interestingly, Tim Kaine beat George Allen in the race for Senate by far more than President Barack Obama beat Mitt Romney in …

Women Power: A record-breaking moment for women in the US Senate Washington Post Voters ushered in change among the formerly old-boy network known as U.S. Senate, raising the number of women from 17 to 20, a record. Warren, who envisioned an agency to protect Americans from dubious banking practices behind the 2008.

Senate races reveal Republicans’ gap with women voters Dallas Morning News In Indiana and Missouri, home to some of the more reliably conservative female voters in the country, Republicans lost their Senate battles even as many of those voters rejected President Barack Obama. Some Republicans conceded that they had worked to …

Women and Minorities to Dominate House Democratic Party Businessweek Republicans will have at least 20 women, less than 10 percent of their party’s House majority, according to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University in New Jersey. The final tally in a few states could add to that count …

Senate, House display growing electoral power of women and minorities Los Angeles Times The gains made by women in the Senate were the first achievement noted by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada when he discussed the election results at a news conference Wednesday. Reid said that when he was first elected to the Senate in …

Women’s electoral might grows in New Hampshire, US Boston Globe New Hampshire’s election of the nation’s first all-female congressional delegation was the most dramatic example of a phenomenon that swept the country Tuesday, as female voters flexed their muscle in the presidential race and …

Women Rule New Hampshire From Concord to Capital Hill Businessweek New Hampshire voters on Election Day decided that women would represent them best, making their state the first in the U.S. to put female politicians in control of the governor’s office and the entire congressional delegation. Democrats Carol Shea …

Voters usher in women leadership in seats representing New Hampshire, Nashua Nashua Telegraph The women vote was crucial throughout the nation, not just in Nashua. In many cases, including her own, women defeated male candidates aligned with a conservative social agenda, Pignatelli said. “I don’t think New Hampshire is very conservative …

U.S. Rep.-elect Susan Brooks, with her supporters Tuesday, takes a phone call as she talks with friend Lois Bowen, left. / Indianapolis Star

Record Number Of Women Will Serve In Congress TPM In the Senate, where every incumbent Democrat won re-election, there will be a record 20 women Senators come January — a net gain of three. Women will also set a new record in the House of Representatives with 78 women elected — a number that could …

Indiana congressional delegation to have less seniority, more women The Courier-Journal WASHINGTON — Indiana’s next congressional delegation will have new faces, less seniority and more women. Here’s a look at the changes coming after Tuesday’s election. Delegation clout: Indiana’s seniority will drop considerably in the next Congress …

Women candidates broke many barriers on Election Day 2012 Today.com (blog) Women were a key focus of the election, with both President Obama and former governor Mitt Romney recognizing them as a key voting bloc as they addressed such issues as abortion rights and pay equity. Lost in the commotion, however, was the fact that …

Women In Politics Break Records In 2012 Election  Huffington Post Following two years of unprecedented legislative attacks on women’s reproductive rights, the 2012 election will go down in history as a groundbreaking, glass-ceiling-smashing milestone for women. The 113th Congress will have at least 20 female senators …

Exclusive: What It Takes for a Female Candidate to Win Glamour (blog) As a record number of women seek political office tonight, we could finally see a boost to that admittedly sad-face-inducing number of 17 percent female representation in Congress, plus other huge gains in female office-holders.

Female candidates made big gains in the 2012 election Washington Post Among its female membership, the new Congress will see many other firsts, according to an analysis of election results released Wednesday by the Center for American Women and Politics. Wisconsin’s Tammy Baldwin will be the first openly gay person in …

Democrat woman becomes first openly gay US senator Hurriyet Daily News Wisconsin on Tuesday elected Tammy Baldwin as the first openly gay US senator, sending to Washington a liberal voice who has advocated for peace in the Middle East and greater access to health care. Baldwin, who has served seven terms in the House of … (AP Photo)

How Brown lost support from women Boston Globe But Warren didn’t win “just” because she’s a woman. Warren beat Brown because she came across as smarter and more sophisticated. She had a bigger, broader agenda that resonated with more Massachusetts voters who showed up on Election Day.

Women Voters Usher in a Female Congressional Wave Forbes It’s official: we just lived through another Year of the Woman. A record number are heading to the U.S. Senate after last night, thanks in part to the victories of Elizabeth Warren, Tammy Baldwin, and Deb Fischer. Eighteen women Senators will take …

The Woman Vote: Meet the Winners Cosmopolitan And New Hampshire is now exclusively repped by women in Congress, after Democrats Ann McLane Kuster and Carol Shea-Porter were voted in, joining Sens. Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen. Also worth noting: Republican Sen. Deb Fischer was elected …

It’s year of the woman again, at least in Congress San Francisco Chronicle (blog) A record 20 women (17 Democrats and 3 Republicans) will serve in the Senate, according to the Center for American Women and Politics. At least 76 women (56 Democrats and 20 Republicans) will serve in the House. Three more seats are still undecided.

Another ‘Year of the Woman’? Not So Fast New York Magazine Indiana elected two women (both Republicans) to Congress for the first time in history. South Carolina’s State Senate is no longer 100 percent male. Women will comprise a majority of Hawaii’s congressional representation, and New Hampshire made history …

Women Ruled the Night! Huffington Post (blog) It’s a sheer embarrassment that our country ranks 80th in the world in representation of women in government (if you can you believe it, that’s down from 78 last year). At 80th, we’re tied with such champions of humanitarian rights as Venezuela (I’m …

Women, young people and Democrats propel Elizabeth Warren to victory MassLive.com Marilyn Licciardello, a Democratic nurse from North Andover, said at a recent campaign event that she supported Warren because of women’s issues. “Women in my generation worked hard for women’s rights, and we need to keep rights for our daughters and …

War on Women is Over: Akin, Mourdock, Mandel Defeated, US Senate Gains … PolicyMic The tide may be turning in the “war on women.” The Obama campaign’s heavy focus on women’s issues for the past year appears to have paid off. CNN reports an 18-point gender gap nationally this election, more than his 12-point gender gap in 2008.

The failed ‘war on women’: 5 big election victories for women The Week Magazine Republicans’ high hopes for this year’s elections have been dashed. President Obama was struggling with low approval ratings, and the middling state of the economy seemed certain to drive voters into Mitt Romney’s camp. There were enough vulnerable …

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