Robin Marty senior political analyst for Rh Reality Check analyzes the election

11/08/12 Mary Glenney
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Robin Marty, the senior political analyst for the internet web sight Rh Reality check gives her analysis of the 2012 elections. She was very encouraged by the election of Elizabeth Warren to be the Senator from Massachusetts and Tammy Baldwin to be the Senator from Wisconsin. Robin also discussed the election of Tammy Duckworth to be in the US House of Representatives from Wisconsin. Robin was encouraged by the fact that there will be 20 women in the United States Senate and also noted that the State of New Hampshire was a "sweep" for women for the national positions.. All of the Congressional delegates from New Hampshire will be women.A woman was elected to be Governor as well. Robin noted that the US House of Representatives will be controlled by a Republican majority and that 30 of the Governorships in the country are held by Republicans. Most of the state Legislatures are in Republican control and thus Robin gave the final analysis that where Republicans had to appeal to a diverse, wide, majority of voters, they lost most of the time. When the Republicans contested in smaller,more circumscribed races,they fared much better. Robin sees this as problematic for many women. Many of the most troubling issues to women come out of such smaller, localized voting niches.

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