Samantha Pettey

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    Why we should expect gains for Democratic women in the House on November 6th

Why we should expect gains for Democratic women in the House on November 6th

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Various news outlets and researchers are saying the 2018 midterm elections will be ‘(Another) Year of the Woman’ and Midterm Election coverage continues to focus on women as a key group to watch. Samantha Pettey delves into why researchers expect such big gains by women in 2018 – which may see their representation increase to 25 percent of the […]

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    Term limits encourage more women to run for office in US State Legislatures

Term limits encourage more women to run for office in US State Legislatures

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If women run for office, they are just as likely to win an election as men. And yet, only 25 percent of state legislators are women. Samantha Pettey looks at what makes it more likely that women will run for office. She finds that while more women are running for office at the state level, those states with term […]

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