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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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Year of the woman: the Democrats inspired by Trump to run for office

BY IN Emerge America On 05-09-2017

by Lauren Gambino The Guardian E lection night 2016 was devastating for Democratic women who had hoped to elect the first female president.

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Year of the woman: the Democrats inspired by Trump to run for office


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