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104 Women in Congress. Does It Matter?

Judith Warner examines what it means to be a female member of Congress in a time of extreme partisanship.

Joni Ernst rode into the Senate on the strength of TV ads that touted the Iowa Republican as a gun-toting “mom, farm girl and lieutenant colonel” with “more than just lipstick in her purse” who was “gonna unload” on Obamacare.

Mia Love, the former mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, and the first African-American Republican woman ever elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, told supporters she was coming to Washington to be “kind of a nightmare for the Democratic Party.”

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Judith Warner

Senior Fellow