- Jul 28, 2011
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The GOP better start changing their message.
Its official: we just lived through another Year of the Woman. A record number are heading to the U.S. Senate after last night, thanks in part to the victories of Elizabeth Warren, Tammy Baldwin, and Deb Fischer. Eighteen women Senators will take their places in the 113th Congress, beating the current record of 17.
Women were also crucial on the other side of the equation: It was their votes that propelled many of these female candidates to victory. Elizabeth Warren beat Scott Brown thanks to an 18-point lead among women. Tammy Baldwin edged out Tommy Thompson with a 14-point lead. Amy Klobuchar, an incumbent Senator, walloped Kurt Bills with an enormous 44-point lead. While theres no exit polling available yet and the race is still too close to call, Heidi Heitkamp has a slight lead over Republican Rick Berg, who only supports abortion exceptions for the life of the mother and not for rape victims.
Women also helped elect the countrys first pro-choice governor, Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, who was voted in with 60 percent of women supporting her. New Hampshire, in fact, is national headquarters for the Year of the Woman, with an all-female Congressional delegation, a female governor, and a woman-controlled state legislature.