Obama back in bringing with him at least 19 female senators.

During the last American elections in 2009, we saw the United States grow as they voted in their first ever African American president, democrat Barack Obama. This time round, with Obama returning for a second term, at least 19 female senators will help make up the 113th Congress – the highest number in U.S history.

Republican Deb Fischer (Neb.) and Democrats Tammy Baldwin (Wis.), Mazie Hirono (Hawaii) and Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) will be joining the Congress this time round. Also, with two Republican female senators retiring, 15 of the 19 women will be democrats.

“Democratic women in the Senate were the first line of defense against the Republican war on women,” stated EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock. “Voters saw the role they played, and they trust them to lead on the issues that matter to women and families. That’s why they sent every single Democratic woman up for re-election to the Senate back to Washington. It’s an incredible testament to the good work these women do in Washington.”

Also, this election saw Obama bringing American politics directly into the modern world by using Twitter throughout his campaign. Even at the end he used the social networking site to let the world know his success with three simple words and one heartwarming photo. ”Four more years.” The president tweeted – which became the most retweeted post in the history of the site.

American politics is no longer just for the traditional white middle-aged man.
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