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We Make More Effective Congresspeople (When We Manage to Get Elected)

Regardless of party affiliation, congressional women deliver more federal projects to their home districts and sponsor and co-sponsor more legislation than their male colleagues. In a study that was recently published in The American Journal of Political Science, researchers from Stanford University and the University of Chicago attributed women's political success not to some innate political instinct but to the fact that it's really hard for us to get elected (there are currently 360 men and 75 women in the House; 83 men and 17 women in the Senate). They theorize that women feel immense pressure to measure up, so instead of meeting expectations, we surpass them.

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On Party, Platform and Power: Democrats Are Good for Women

BY IN Emerge America On 23-08-2012

Karen Middleton, Emerge America President The Huffington Post I have had a lot of conversations with voters who don’t like political party politics and who don’t see a big difference between Republicans and Democrats. There is a call for everyone to just get along and meet somewhere in the middle (which never actually turns out to be in the middle). ? I have always believed, and this week my belief was reconfirmed, that there is indeed a significant difference between political parties.

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On Party, Platform and Power: Democrats Are Good for Women


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