Ladies Night

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Frankie Franceschini, Linda McCarthy, Bonnie Shuman, and Sandy McCarthy (left to right) react as results come in for the 2018 midterm elections November 6th 2018 in Swarthmore, PA. (Emily Cohen for WHYY)

Frankie Franceschini, Linda McCarthy, Bonnie Shuman, and Sandy McCarthy (left to right) react as results come in for the 2018 midterm elections November 6th 2018 in Swarthmore, PA. (Emily Cohen for WHYY)

It’s official: Pennsylvania will send a record-setting four women to Congress next year, up from the current total of zero. How does this surge compare to the last “Year of the Woman” in 1992? On this episode of The Why, Kelly Dittmar with the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers walks us through the history of women running for office. And we’ll eavesdrop on election night in the WHYY newsroom.

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