In New Hampshire, women win all

Tuesday night was a good night for female candidates, but women fared exceptionally well in New Hampshire. Via the New Hampshire Union Leader:

"[Congresswoman-elect Carol] Shea-Porter's re-election and the election of Ann Kuster in District 2 means all four members of the state's Congressional delegation, and the state's Governor, will be women for the first time in history."


Donna Kaye Erwin posts the results after Dixville Notch cast its votes.  (Herb Swanson -- Reuters)

Gov.-elect Maggie Hassan will be the only female Democratic governor in the country. Both of New Hampshire's U.S. senators are also women -- Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte.

In neighboring Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren became the first woman to be elected a U.S. senator in Massachusetts. In another first, Rep. Mazie Hirono, of Hawaii, became the first Asian American woman elected to the U.S. Senate, and Hawaii's first female senator. The 113th congress will have the most female senators ever: At least 19 (the race between Heidi Heitkamp and Rick Berg in North Dakota is too close to call).

Maura Judkis covers culture, food, and the arts for the Weekend section and Going Out Guide.

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