Women Inch Closer to Parity in Congress

Posted April 11, 2008 at 12:00am

a record high
Women Seeking Seats Currently Held by Men
Senate
– Jeanne Shaheen, Democrat, New Hampshire
– Heather A. Wilson, Republican, New Mexico
House
– Kay Barnes, Democrat, Missouri’s 6th District
– Terri Bonoff, Democrat, Minnesota’s 3rd
– Tracey Brooks, Democrat, New York’s 21st
– Darcy Burner, Democrat, Washington’s 8th
– Leslie Byrne, Democrat, Virginia’s 11th
– Donna Edwards, Democrat, Maryland’s 4th
– Joan Fitz-Gerald, Democrat, Colorado’s 2nd
– Debbie Halvorson, Democrat, Illinois’ 11th
– Gayle Harrell, Republican, Florida’s 16th
– Melissa Hart, Republican, Pennsylvania’s 4th
– Ann Kirkpatrick, Democrat, Arizona’s 1st
– Suzanne Kosmas, Democrat, Florida’s 24th
– Anne M. Northup, Republican, Kentucky’s 3rd
– Chellie Pingree, Democrat, Maine’s 1st
– Linda Stender, Democrat, New Jersey’s 7th
– Nikki Tinker, Democrat, Tennessee’s 9th
– Anne Barth, Democrat, West Virginia’s 2nd
– Lynn Jenkins, Republican, Kansas’ 2nd
– Mary Jo Kilroy, Democrat, Ohio’s 15th
– Cynthia Lummis, Republican, Wyoming’s At-Large
– Rebecca Vigil-Giron and Michelle Lujan Grisham, Democrats, New Mexico’s 1st
– Victoria Wulsin, Democrat, Ohio’s 2nd.