Women In Senate: 2012 Election Ushers In Historic Number Of Female Senators
Source: Amanda Terkel - Huff Post
WASHINGTON -- The 113th Congress will have at least 19 female senators, the most ever in U.S. history.
Joining the Senate will be Republican Deb Fischer (Neb.) and Democrats Tammy Baldwin (Wis.), Mazie Hirono (Hawaii) and Elizabeth Warren (Mass.).
All six Democratic women up for reelection -- Sens. Maria Cantwell (Wash.), Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), Claire McCaskill (Mo.) and Debbie Stabenow (Mich.) -- won their races.
Two female Democrats, Rep. Shelley Berkley in Nevada and Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota, were locked in races that were too close to call.