Iowa lags in electing women to top offices

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Posted: Monday, January 28, 2013 12:00 am

DES MOINES (AP) — When Iowa lawmakers started their legislative session this month, 35 women were among those officials reporting to the Capitol.

That matched the state's record for the number of women in the General Assembly. But despite increasing their numbers in Des Moines over the years, women in Iowa continue to struggle with a political glass ceiling. The state has never elected a woman as governor and is one of just four states to never send a woman to Congress.

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