Mid-Term Election Results and Women Candidates

November 4, 2010

The numbers of women running for office at the local and national level continues to surge.  That's great.  Were there some big losses in the recent elections?  You bet.  On both sides of the gender line.   The biggest slip is Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi -- third in line for the presidency before the elections -- who loses her gavel.  But there's good news too, particularly that women candidates are no longer an anomoly.  We even had a number of high profile women-against-women races.  For those who are interested in how women of both parties fared, here's a great summary from Forbes. 

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