It was an odd coincidence that the three outstanding new women office-seekers in the campaign were all named Ruth. All ran for Congress. All were widows, two were grandmothers. Two were able daughters of famed politicos. All three campaigned without emphasis on their sex. They were two Republicans and one Democrat, but all represented the new type of political woman. They were all ladies of greater wealth than previous women Congressmen have been. One's husband had been a Senator and his seat in the Senate was her ultimate goal. But none was...

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