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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:15 AM

This year we had FOUR STATES: CA, ME, NH, WA w/ 2 female US Senators, next year only '3' CA, NH, WA


... because Olympia Snowe (R) in Maine retired and Angus King won her seat.

It is a good thing that Angus King (Indie) won because he will be caucusing with the Democrats, but we've lost one of our 'two females' states.

So, the only three states in the U.S. Senate will be
California: Dianne Feinstein (D) and Barbara Boxer (D)
New Hampshire: Jeanne Shaheen (D) and Kelly Ayotte (R)
Washington: Patty Murray (D) and Maria Cantwell (D)





Edited to add...

Regarding The House

Hawaii has total of two U.S. House Representatives, next year both will be female: Colleen Hanabusa (D) and Tulsi Gabbard (D)
New Hampshire has a total of two U.S. House Representatives, next year both will be female: Carol Shea-Porter (D) and Ann McLane Kuster (D)
And South Dakota and Wyoming both have a total of 'one' at large representative: Kristi Noem (R-SD) and Cynthia Lummis (R-WY)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/113th_United_States_Congress


We have a lot more work to do

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Reply This year we had FOUR STATES: CA, ME, NH, WA w/ 2 female US Senators, next year only '3' CA, NH, WA (Original post)
Tx4obama Nov 2012 OP
Behind the Aegis Nov 2012 #1
Tx4obama Nov 2012 #3
JaneQPublic Nov 2012 #2
Tx4obama Nov 2012 #4
libinnyandia Nov 2012 #5
DFW Nov 2012 #6
RBInMaine Nov 2012 #7
4lbs Nov 2012 #8
Tx4obama Nov 2012 #9
FreeState Nov 2012 #10

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:28 AM

1. New Hampshire was two female senators.

Kelly Ayotte (R - NH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D - NH).

They are the only state with all women as executives (the governor is also a woman).

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:35 AM

3. Yep, I missed them. I've fixed the OP :)


Thanks

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:30 AM

2. NH has two women senators.

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Response to JaneQPublic (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:36 AM

4. OP has been fixed. Thanks :)




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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:56 AM

5. It's good to have women in office when they are good on the issues. Unfortunately, a lot of those

in office now are horrible.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:12 AM

6. Even so

Better to have one guy that caucuses with us than two women Republicans.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:18 AM

7. The woman running in ME was a WEAK candidate & GOOD that Angus won who will be good for us in ME.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:28 AM

8. I would think it's more important that we have candidates and politicians that are sensitive to

women's issues.

A significant number of GOP female politicians are little more than the equivalent of Stepford Wives and have the same stances as their male counterparts regarding women's reproductive rights and issues.

I will support a male candidate that is more respective to women's rights than a female one that wants to go back 100 years.

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Response to 4lbs (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:12 PM

9. Well actually on women's issues many of the female republicans have crossed the isle and ...


... and have voted with the Democrats.

Over the past few years I've seen many times when Susan Collins, Olympia Snowe, and even surprisingly Lisa Murkowski voted with the Dems in the Senate on bills regarding women. Kay Bailey Hutchison not so much.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:16 PM

10. Wow and all have had Marriage Equality at one point

All have it now except for CA...

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