Filling the Democratic Pipeline

Other vice-presidential prospects to watch, this time or next

The pool of potential female vice-presidential—and presidential—candidates is expanding rapidly. Ten years ago, there were only 16 women serving in Congress, all in the House. This year there are 24 on Capitol Hill: 22 in the House and two in the Senate. In Governors' mansions, statehouses and city halls, the rise in the number of female officeholders has been even more impressive. In 1974 there were no female Governors,*519 state representatives and only 91 state senators. This year, one Governor, 816 state representatives (of 5,452)...

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