Samantha Pettey

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    Primary Primers: Why 2020 is likely to see a record number of women elected to the US House

Primary Primers: Why 2020 is likely to see a record number of women elected to the US House

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We are in the final stages of another election season. Although Presidential campaign makes up much of the headlines, there are still 435 House seats up for (re)election. While the US may see its first elected female in Executive Office, and the confirmation of an additional woman on the Supreme Court, Samantha Pettey write that us that this election […]

The Ballpark podcast Episode 3.5: Missouri

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In this episode of the Ballpark, we head to Missouri to investigate the state’s political landscape and why its Senate race was so heated in this midterm cycle. We also talk to experts about 2018 as the Year of the Woman, explore some fascinating research on political ideology, and talk about what we can expect from this record-setting number […]

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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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