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Women Elected in Record Numbers in US State Legislative Races

Women's winning streak in this year's elections has extended to statehouses across the country.  More than 2,000 women will serve in state legislatures when those chambers convene for their upcoming sessions, representing roughly a quarter of all state lawmakers across the country. That mark will eclipse the record of 1,875 who served this year, according to reports Thursday from the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University.  The number could rise...

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