Politics

Democratic Senate Women to Share the Spotlight at Convention

They'll help present the first woman nominee from a major party

Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., center, and Senate Democratic women at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

The Senate Democratic women anticipate having a major prime time role as they present a former member of their ranks to become the first woman to become a major party's nominee for president.  

That is according to Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski of Maryland, the longest serving woman in congressional history.  

"All of the Democratic women of the Senate will be presenting a program together, but we're not sure of the day," Mikulski said of the plan for Philadelphia. "But it will be a significant time."  

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Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served as a senator from New York from January 2001 through January 2009.

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