Breaking the glass ceiling: N.H. first state with all-women delegation

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By Hardball staff
The five women holding New Hampshire's top political offices, from left, Gov.-elect Maggie Hassan, U.S. Reps.-elect Ann McLane Kuster and Carol Shea-Porter,...
The five women holding New Hampshire's top political offices, from left, Gov.-elect Maggie Hassan, U.S. Reps.-elect Ann McLane Kuster and Carol Shea-Porter,...
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History is being made in New Hampshire where every member of the state’s congressional delegation for the 113th Congress will be a woman.

Ann McLane Kuster and Carol Shea-Porter won the state’s two House seats in the November election and will be sworn in on Thursday. And two women, Sens. Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen, already hold both Senate seats.

The state’s new governor Maggie Hassan is also a woman, as are state House Speaker Terie Norelli, and Linda Stewart Dalianis, the chief justice of the state’s Supreme Court.

Overall, one in five members of the new Senate is a woman, and nearly 18% of the new House are represented by female lawmakers. Both are record highs for Washington poiltics.

 

Breaking the glass ceiling: N.H. first state with all-women delegation

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