By Barbara Palmer
With the main complete info that exists on girls and congressional elections, Palmer and Simon explore the yank "political glass ceiling" – how incumbency, method and redistricting influence the good fortune of girls applicants for Congress.
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47 Foerstel and Foerstel, 1996, 48. S. Senate 1922–2005, 2005. 49 Long’s husband, the notorious former Governor of Louisiana Huey Long, was assassinated after being in the Senate for only three years. Rose was not the ﬁrst choice of Governor O. K. Allen, but he died before he could make the appointment. Allen’s successor selected Rose to avoid inﬁghting in the Democratic Party. Long resigned after her husband’s term expired; Foerstal, 1999, 163. 44 The Political Glass Ceiling • 29 out the remaining two months of her husband’s 1960 term and in the general election for the full term that began in January 1961.
54 She responded to speculation that the wife of Governor Wallace, Cornelia, might run for governor herself by stating that “the Wallaces should shut up. ” When they wed, she was a teacher and he was a journalist. Their partnership included collaborating on magazine articles as well as electoral campaigns. Maurine was the manager of her husband’s successful campaign for the Oregon Senate in 1948. Two years later, she was elected to the state house of representatives. S. , ofﬁce. Following his election to the Senate, Richard wrote an article for Harper’s entitled “My Wife Put Me in the Senate”; Foerstel, 1999, 201–3.
Humphrey (D-MN). The real increase in the number of female Senate candidates began in the late 1970s and early 1980s. EMILY’s List, a PAC that raises money for 80 70 Seeking Nomination 60 Number 50 40 30 Winning Nomination 20 Winning General Election 10 0 1958-62 1964-68 1970-74 1976-80 1982-86 Election Cycles 1988-92 1994-98 2000-04 Fig. 3 Women and elections to the Senate. 71 Foerstel, 1999, 256. The data are grouped into six-year periods. For each period, the membership of the Senate is divided into three groups (Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3).
Breaking the Political Glass Ceiling: Women and Congressional Elections (Women in American Politics) (2006) by Barbara Palmer