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There Are More Women In Congress Now Than Ever

Huffington Post – American voters brought Congress to a historical breaking point in this year’s midterm elections, as the number of women serving in the U.S. House and Senate hit representation in the triple digits for the first time ever with the election of Democrat Alma Adams.Online research engine FindTheBest collected data on female representationContinue Reading

WUFPAC Announces Winners

WUFPAC Candidates Make History  Washington, DC – Women Under Forty Political Action Committee (WUFPAC) is proud to see two of our candidates make history. Elise Stefanik (NY-21) comes to Congress as the youngest woman ever elected at the age of 30. Mia Love (UT-4) will serve as the first African-American female Republican in Congress. WUFPAC isContinue Reading

How Elise Stefanik Became the Youngest Woman Ever Elected to Congress

Roll Call Politics- Rep.-elect Elise Stefanik’s path to victory in New York reflected the trajectory of the midterms nationally, as Republicans invaded Democratic territory to make double-digit gains in the House. But in so many other ways, Stefanik’s dominant win was one of her own making. Stefanik defeated a wealthy Democrat, Aaron Woolf, by more thanContinue Reading

Michelle Obama Cheers on Women Veterans

AP –  Michelle Obama is telling women to be bold in their next career step. “If you want a job, you can’t be modest. You’ve got to show off a little bit,” the first lady said Monday at a career development forum for women veterans transitioning to civilian life and careers. “And believe me, youContinue Reading

Washington Post: More than 100 women in Congress for the first time, but not much growth

Washington Post – Tuesday’s election will bring the count of women in Congress to more than 100 for the first time, between both the House and the Senate. The number of female U.S. senators will either remain at 20, the same record high as set in the 2012 elections, or could reach 21 if Democrat Mary Landrieu wins the runoff election in Louisiana. Meanwhile, the numberContinue Reading

Key Challenge Races We Are Watching on Election Day

Election night, we will be watching results for many incumbent women candidates. The following list includes some of nation’s hottest, most watched races listed by name, office they are seeking, and state. 1.  Alison Lundergan Grimes, US Senate Kentucky 2. Wendy Davis, governor Texas 3.  Michelle Nunn, US Senate Georgia 4.  Martha Coakley, governor MassachusettsContinue Reading

Alicia Florrick, The Good Wife, Sets Example for American Women

By Kathy Groob, ElectWomen – SPOILER ALERT – If you haven’t watched the most recent episode of CBS’s The Good Wife, then don’t read this. If you do not watch The Good Wife, you should start.  The popular Good Wife’s main character, Alicia Florrick (aka Julianna Margulies), announced her candidacy for State’s Attorney at the endContinue Reading