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Voters Usher in a Record 20 Female Senators: Who Are They?

Pantsuits are about to have a fashion moment.Last night’s election ushered in several female senators, bringing the number of female representatives in the Senate to a historical high of 20, or one in five senators. Though we still have some ways to go until women are truly represented in Congress–that would be around 50 senators and 218 House representatives–there are other encouraging numbers.Want More?How the Next President Could Close the Wage GapWhat Obama’s Win Means for Your WalletHow Would Legalizing Gay Marriage Affect the Economy?For example, about half of the Senate races had a viable female candidate. And New Hampshire is waving the females-rock flag: Next term, both senators, both House representatives and the governor will all be women. Plus, the House will have at least 77 Congresswomen next year (its previous female representative record was 73), and that number could rise; as of this writing, several races were too close to call.Get to know the Senate women who will be...

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