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Guess How Many Women Will Be Elected To Congress (Prizes Even!)

Posted By Jill Miller Zimon On October 26, 2012 @ 6:55 am In Congress,Gender,Politics,Women | Comments Disabled

From the very engaged, ever-active, nonpartisan The 2012 Project: [1]

Women currently hold 73 House seats and 17 Senate seats and make up 17 percent of the US Congress. In this election, there are a record 163 women nominees for House and 18 for Senate. The 2012 Project’s campaign to hit “20 Percent in 2012″ requires women to hit 87 House seats and 20 Senate seats after Election Day.

To make the most educated guess, consult the 2012 Election Tracker [2]. Predict how many women you think will win on Nov. 6th and be eligible to win fabulous prizes!!!

First prize: $250 Gift Card

Second prize: a Nespresso coffee machine from Nestlé

Third prize: Swag Bag from Lifetime Television

Contest deadline is Friday, November 2nd at 5:00 p.m. EST.

If you are into fantasy football, this might be for you. It is not as easy as it looks. You might also check out Real Clear Politics [3] and FiveThirtyEight [4] for an assist. Not sure if I’ll give it a try – need sometime to brew over it. What does your gut say – can we break the record?

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URLs in this post:

[1] The 2012 Project:: http://www.cawp.rutgers.edu/site/pages/2012-ElectionQuiz.php

[2] Election Tracker: http://www.cawp.rutgers.edu/site/pages/election_tracker.php

[3] Real Clear Politics: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/

[4] FiveThirtyEight: http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/