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Help Me Make Ohio Like New Hampshire
Posted By Jill Miller Zimon On November 11, 2012 @ 10:27 pm In Diversity,Elections,Gender,Ohio,Women | Comments Disabled
A teaser from a piece I wrote for USAToday.com  last week during election night:
So rather than watch the tick-tock around the swing states of Virginia, Ohio and Florida, I’m following the record number of women who are running for office this year. If you are not familiar with that statistic, check out the 2012 Project  (which has corralled women to run in this first post-redistricting election, a time when the increase in open seats also increases the chance of women winning those seats).
Where might this history be made? In New Hampshire. Its situation reminds me of the 2010 Diane Sawyer discussion with United States Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O’Connor. During the conversation, Sawyer asked Ginsburg , how many women would be enough women on the bench.
“Nine,” Ginsburg replied with a smile. “There’ve been nine men there for a long time, right? So why not nine women?”
Something approximating Ginsburg’s prophecy has come true this election eve in the Granite State because its voters elected the first all-female congressional delegation.
So awesome – New Hampshire did indeed become the first state to have an all-female congressional delegation, with a female governor to boot. So coveting them.
Ohio – you’re next. No, really. I told Henry Gomez, so you know it’s going to happen.
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URLs in this post:
 piece I wrote for USAToday.com: http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2012/11/06/new-hampshire-election-women-congress/1687965/
 2012 Project: http://www.cawp.rutgers.edu/site/pages/2012Project.php
 Sawyer asked Ginsburg: http://abcnews.go.com/WN/diane-sawyer-interviews-maria-shriver-sandra-day-oconnor/story?id=11977195