Tammy Baldwin, newly elected Wisconsin senator, speaks at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 6, 2012 on the final day of the Democratic National Convention. (AFP/Getty Images/Stan Honda)
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The 113th Congress will have 20 female senators, the most in U.S. history. With some races still yet to be called, four more women have been elected to the House of Representatives, bringing the total to at least 77. And New Hampshire will become the first state to have women holding all its top elected positions: a female governor, two senators and both of its congressional seats.
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