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Five states still have never elected a woman to Congress

Eric Ostermeier discusses which state will most likely elect a female to Congress for the first time.

Although it is too early to tell who the candidates will be in this year's elections, Eric Ostermeier of Smart Politics suggests that the woman with the best chance to break through is Democrat Christie Vilsack, who is running in Iowa's reconfigured 4th Congressional District against five-term incumbent Steve King. Vilsack's husband, Tom, is currently Secretary of Agriculture in the Obama administration.

February 18, 2012

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