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REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) (R) and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) (not pictured) play host to women senators, including new senator-elect Joni Ernst (R-IA) (L), at a meeting at the U.S. Capitol in Washington November 13, 2014. Also pictured are Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) (from 2nd L), Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).

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Closing the Gender Gap in Politics Starts in College

November 18, 2014, Grace Wallack

On November 11, Jennifer Lawless and Richard Fox released their Issues in Governance Studies paper, Not a ‘Year of the Woman’...and 2036 Doesn’t Look So Good Either. While the 2014 midterm elections certainly had some bright spots for female candidates and overall female representation in government,  Lawless and Fox argue the factors for creating a real ‘Year of the Woman’ are still absent.  

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