Election is sending record numbers of women to Capitol Hill

11/8/2012 | CBS News

Women are heading to Congress in record numbers after the Nov. 6 election, including the first Asian-American woman to serve in the Senate, Hawaii's Mazie Hirono, and Iraq War veteran and triple amputee Tammy Duckworth. "The gains women have made this election are real, and they're here to stay. ... On critical issues like equal pay and access to health care, more women in Congress means an agenda that's better for American families," said the group Emily's List, which works to elect pro-choice women.

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