104 Women in Congress. Does It Matter?

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.”

The above excerpt was originally published in Politico Magazine.