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

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Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand (D-NY)

The Democrat from New York appointed to replace Hillary Clinton in 2009 defended her seat in a race against another female candidate, Republican Wendy Long. Gillibrand is known as strongly pro-choice and an advocate for the middle class.

Kirsten Gillibrand
Sept. 5, 2012 - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (Democrat of New York) arrives for a ''Women of the United States Senate'' event at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina on Wednesday, September 5, 2012. (Image: © Ron Sachs/DPA/


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