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Women Win Incremental Gains in Congress

There will be 92 women in the new 11th Congress when it convenes in January, 2009. The breakout is as follows: 72 women voting members of the House with 3 non-voting delegates and 17 women Senators. This represents only a small incremental (2%) gain over the current 2008 Congress.

In total some 10 new women were elected to the House Tuesday:

7 Pro-Choice Democrats

Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ)

Betsy Markey (D-CO)

Suzanne Kosmas (D-FL)

Debbie Halvorson (D-IL)

Chellie Pingree (D-ME)

Dina Titus (D-NV)

Marcia Fudge (D-OH)

Betsy Markey (D-CO)

Suzanne Kosmas (D-FL)

Debbie Halvorson (D-IL)

Chellie Pingree (D-ME)

Dina Titus (D-NV)

Marcia Fudge (D-OH)

1 Pro-Choice Republican

Lynn Jenkins (R-KS)

1 Anti-Choice Democrats

Kathy Dahlkemper (D-PA)

1 Anti-Choice Republican

Cynthia Lummis (R-WY)

Sources:

Feminist Majority Foundation