Women lead the Democratic resistance — just look at Virginia
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.
by Andrea Dew Steele, President and Founder of Emerge America The Hill With the recent events in Charlottesville, the spotlight is definitely on Virginia. However, there is another reason that we should all be paying close attention to the state. Virginia is one of only two states holding statewide elections this year, and the outcome of its November election could be a harbinger of what is in store for Democrats in the 2018 mid-term elections.