Patty Murray Celebrates Women In Senate At Historic High: ‘I Opened The Door’

WASHINGTON — You wouldn’t know it by watching Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) on the Senate floor Thursday, but history was being made and she was a big part of the reason why.Murray was one of 20 female senators sworn in for the 113th Congress — a record high. As chairwoman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, she had specifically recruited women to run and, as it turned out, four of her five candidates won: newly elected Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.).”I opened the door,” Murray told HuffPost. “Others would have left it closed.”Read More…
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Patty Murray Celebrates Women In Senate At Historic High: ‘I Opened The Door’

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