Madame Senators: Meet the 20 Women of the 113th Senate!

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Women made historic gains in the Senate last night: This past session, 17 women served; when the 113th Congress convenes in January, there will be 20 women representing their states in the U.S. Senate. Let's meet our Madame Senators!


Senator-Elect Tammy Baldwin (D,-WI)

One of the most high-profile winners in of the 2012 election, Baldwin is the first woman to represent Wisconsin in the upper house -- and the first out lesbian in the Senate.

Tammy Baldwin
Oct. 18, 2012 - Wausau, WI, USA - Democratic candidate and Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin gives her closing statements during the second of two senatorial debates with Republican candidate and former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson at the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service at UWMC in Wausau, Wisconsin, Thursday, October 18, 2012. (Image: © Gary Porter/MCT/


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