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Vermont Now Only US State to Never Send a Woman to Congress

Vermont is now the only state in the nation to have never sent a woman to Congress. On Wednesday, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant appointed Agriculture and Commerce Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith, a fellow Republican, to serve out the remainder of retiring GOP Sen. Thad Cochran's term.   Former Vermont Gov. Madeleine Kunin, a Democrat, says "it's a little embarrassing to be beaten out by Mississippi."   One reason may be that Vermont has only one House of...

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