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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:15 AM

Women Democratic Surge Creates Congressional Gender Gap


(Bloomberg) The gender gap that emerged among voters during the presidential election is manifesting itself in a new way: inside Congress.

The incoming Senate will have four times as many female Democrats compared with their Republican counterparts -- 16 to 4 -- and the imbalance will be almost 3 to 1 among female House members, 58 to 20.

The public portrait of the two parties diverged further yesterday when Senate Republicans elected a man to fill the only vacancy in their all-male leadership. The only woman in the House Republicansí top leadership, conference chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington, defeated a challenge by Representative Tom Price of Georgia, who was backed by Representative Paul Ryan, the vice-presidential nominee from Wisconsin.

On the Democratic side, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California announced yesterday that she would stay on for another two-year term. Pelosi served as the first and only woman speaker from 2007-2011. Senate Democrats re-elected their only female member of leadership -- Patty Murray of Washington -- as the fourth-ranking party official. ..................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-15/women-democratic-surge-creates-congressional-gender-gap.html



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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:17 AM

1. OH NOOOOOOS! THE WOMEN ARE IN CONTROL!



About time. They can't possibly fuck things up as much as the men have.

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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:48 AM

2. After an OP

I read here yesterday, their 1st order of business should be to put more stalls in the ladies room.

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