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19 Women Who Will Make History if Elected to Congress This Year

2016 is all about breaking barriers!  Hillary Clinton has become the first female presidential candidate of a major political party in American history, showing American women and girls that they, too, can one day run for political office and succeed. But she’s not the only female politician whose election would be historic. In a Congress that boasts only 19 percent women, over a dozen women from both sides of the aisle could end up breaking barriers if elected in November. Based in part on input from FairVote.org’s nonpartisan Representation2020 project, here are 19 women from across the country who would be historic firsts if elected into the House of Representatives or the Senate.

 1. LISA BLUNT ROCHESTER (D): U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DELAWARE (NCBW-DE)

If elected, she will be the first woman and the first African American to represent Delaware in Congress.

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Born in Wilmington, Delaware, Lisa Blunt Rochester has dedicated her career to public service in her home state, serving as Delaware deputy secretary of health and social services, Delaware secretary of labor (the first black woman to hold this position), and then later serving as Delaware personnel director and CEO of Wilmington Urban League. She briefly moved to China after her second child was ready to go to college, where she wrote a book “about women who reinvented themselves,” she told DelawareOnline.com. She is running for an open seat in Delaware’s at-large district vacated by Rep. John Carney (D), who is running for governor.

To see the complete list of these amazing women, please go to: http://www.cosmopolitan.com/politics/news/a62298/women-make-history-2016-election-congress/