In Iowa races, women set sights on seats in Washington

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Posted: Monday, March 3, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 3:51 pm, Wed Jun 11, 2014.

DES MOINES (AP) — With six women running in U.S. House and U.S. Senate primaries in Iowa this year, some are wondering if 2014 might be the year that the state finally sends a woman to Washington.

Women's groups have long bemoaned the fact that Iowa is one of just two states — the other being Mississippi — that has never elected a woman as governor or to Congress. Just why Iowa lags in electing women remains unclear, though likely factors include the state's limited number of seats and low turnover in those jobs. But this year is different, with an open Senate seat and two open House seats.

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