BIG NIGHT for the girls, with some outcomes still unknown.
With CNN projecting seven-term Democratic Rep. Tammy Baldwin’s win in the Wisconsin Senate race, 19 women now hold seats in that chamber. She is also the first openly lesbian senator. New Hampshire now has an all female congressional delegation and a newly-elected female governor, former state Sen. Maggie Hassan. [..] “It’s been an incredible night we’re seeing a record number of Democratic women elected to office,” said Jess McIntosh, a spokeswoman with Emily’s list, an organization which works to help pro-choice, Democratic women get elected to office. “It says voters saw a clear contrast between the parties …there was an absolute rejection of extremist Republican (proposals).” Big gains for women in 2012