Nation: Woman's Work

Fewer in the House, but more in state jobs

For most women congressional candidates, it was a dismal election week. One, Nancy Landon Kassebaum of Kansas, was elected to the Senate, but the two women who are already there are leaving: Muriel Humphrey of Minnesota and Maryon Allen of Alabama. Forty-five women ran for Congress, but only 16 won election, two fewer than in 1976.

Still, there were some bright spots. Women increased their total of seats in state legislatures from 703 to 761 and doubled their numbers in lieutenant governorships to six. In...

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