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With the main accomplished facts that exists on ladies and congressional elections, Palmer and Simon explore the yank "political glass ceiling" – how incumbency, approach and redistricting impact the good fortune of girls applicants for Congress.

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4 3 Foerstel, 1999, 226–27. : CQ Press, 1996). 4 For the next three decades after Rankin’s initial victory, one or two women would typically be elected to the House. From 1940 to 1954, four or five women regularly served in the House during a given Congress. The Political Glass Ceiling • 21 The first woman to serve in the Senate was Rebecca Latimer Felton (D-GA), who was appointed in 1922 and served for two days, the shortest Senate career in history. ”5 After Felton’s brief appearance, it would be ten years before another woman would serve in the Senate.

One of his former congressional aides publicly accused him of drugging her drink and taking advantage of her. 82 By all appearances, Chandler should have cruised to victory: he was 74 Quoted from Witt, Paget, and Matthews, 1995, 137. Witt, Paget, and Matthews, 1995, 138. Quoted from Witt, Paget, and Matthews, 1995, 138. 77 Witt, Paget, and Matthews, 1995, 139. com/cgi-bin/cancomsrs/ (accessed July 15, 2005). 79 Bingham, 1997, 28–29. 80 Quoted from Bingham, 1997, 35. 81 Bingham, 1997, 37. 82 Bingham, 1997, 43.

In June 1978, Stewart switched races rather than run against Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Howell Heflin, finished second to Allen in the initial primary, won the runoff in what was called a “stunning upset,” and defeated Republican James Martin to win the seat; Bill Peterson, “Alabama Senate ‘Sleeper’ Catches Political Experts Dozing,” Washington Post, October 3, 1978, A2. See also Michael Barone, Grant Ujifusa, and Douglas Matthews, Almanac of American Politics, 1980 (New York: E. P. Dutton, 1979), 2–3.

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