Nation: The House: They Stump to Conquer

Women Runners

"A national evolution," says Nancy Sinnott, campaign director of the National Republican Congressional Committee, and so it seems to be. This year 51 women, 25 Republicans and 26 Democrats, are running for the U.S. House of Representatives.* If the 16 Democratic and 14 Republican women who are given good chances of winning do so, the House will have a record 30 women members in 1981.

The phenomenon is an outgrowth of increased political activity by women at all levels of government. At last count, nearly 14,300 women held over 9% of all...

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