Minnesota Women Ride Pink Wave into Washington DC

November 07, 2018 09:18 PM

Women are riding a pink wave all the way to Washington, D.C.

It's a national trend, and Minnesota is a big part of it.  After Tuesday night, Minnesota became one of four states to elect two female U.S. senators. The state is also sending three women to the U.S. House of Representatives, the most in state history.

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University of Minnesota Political Science Professor Kathryn Pearson said the midterm election results are a combination of a political movement and a social one.

"Part of it was backlash against Trump and the disappointment that Hillary Clinton did not win in 2016, part of it was emotion from the 'MeToo' movement," she said.

Pearson points out women are still under-represented. For instance, even after midterm gains, they will still make up less than a quarter of membership in the U.S. House of Representatives.


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