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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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Stewart-Cousins reaching out to women for 2018

BY IN Emerge America On 18-10-2017

By Kenneth Lovett New York Daily News Hans Pennink / AP The following is an expanded version of the second item from my “Albany Insider” column that ran in Monday’s print editions: As she seeks to become the first woman to lead the state Senate, Democratic Sen.

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Stewart-Cousins reaching out to women for 2018


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