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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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If Mitt Romney’s an economic heavyweight, we’re in trouble Senator Santorum, We Couldn’t Agree Mo

BY IN News On 04-05-2012

MEMORANDUM To: Interested Parties From: Brad Woodhouse, Democratic National Committee Date: May 4, 2012 Re: “If Mitt Romney's an economic heavyweight, we're in trouble.” Senator Santorum, we couldn’t agree more. Mitt Romney will meet with Senator Rick Santorum today in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, before a campaign stop at a manufacturing company, where he will attempt to present himself as some kind of economic wunderkind.

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If Mitt Romney’s an economic heavyweight, we’re in trouble Senator Santorum, We Couldn’t Agree Mo


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