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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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EMILY’s List Puts Teresa Hensley, Sharen Neuhardt, and Gloria Romero Roses "On the List"

BY IN Emily's List On 15-05-2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, announced today that it is placing the following candidates “On the List:” Teresa Hensley (MO-4) Sharen Neuhardt (OH- 10) Gloria Romero Roses (FL- 26) The EMILY’s List community now stands at more than one million members strong. These supporters are getting their information earlier, quicker, and on the web and they’re ready to take action now

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EMILY’s List Puts Teresa Hensley, Sharen Neuhardt, and Gloria Romero Roses "On the List"


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