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Pennsylvania Sends Record 4 Women To U.S. House

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From L-R: Madeleine Dean, Mary Gay Scanlon, Chrissy Houlahan and Susan Wild.

Pennsylvania voters are sending a record four women to the U.S. House of Representatives.

All four victors are Democrats who won open seats in the Philadelphia suburbs and the Lehigh Valley. Three of them won in districts that had been under Republican control before the state Supreme Court redrew their boundaries in a bid to make them more competitive.

Pennsylvania had never sent more than two women to the House at any one time.

Madeleine Dean beat Republican Dan David in the 4th District. Mary Gay Scanlon prevailed over Republican Pearl Kim in the 5th District. Chrissy Houlahan beat Republican Greg McCauley in the 6th District. And Susan Wild beat Republican Marty Nothstein in the 7th District.