Congressional Gender Gap

There's a study that has just been released regarding the best places for women to run for Congress. It covers nearly 50 years of elections and every congressional district. The gender gap seems to be closing, but I wonder what the 2006 elections hold for women in politics? Will 2006 be the "Year of the Woman?"


Political scientists Dennis Simon of SMU and Barbara Palmer, a scholar with the Women and Politics Institute at American University found that upscale, urban and diverse Congressional districts are more women-friendly, while rural, Southern and traditional districts are the least friendly to women.

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