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#307245 - 07/03/18 09:58 PM Widows Who Succeeded Their Husbands in Congress
Golem Offline
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Center for American Women and Politics
Rutgers University
2017

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47 women have been elected or appointed to fill congressional vacancies created by the deaths of their husbands, 8 to the U.S. Senate and 39 to the U. S. House of Representatives.

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A rumor has been floating around that John McCain will resign his Senate seat tomorrow and his wife Cindy will be appointed as his replacement.

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#307249 - 07/04/18 01:09 AM Re: Widows Who Succeeded Their Husbands in Congress [Re: Golem]
pondering_it_all Offline
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You could do a lot worse. Wives usually share a lot of their late husbands' politics. If anything, they are less likely to suffer from testosterone poisoning.

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