It was a good night for women in the Senate, and it was a good night for women in general. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin), Deb Fischer (R-Nebraska), and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), were all voted in. Sen. Claire McCaskill, (D-Missouri) won re-election, thanks in large part to Todd Akin’s infamous comments on “legitimate rape” a few months ago. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, were all re-elected, bringing the total number of women Senators to 20.
The message was clear. Voters rejected the GOP’s anti-woman rhetoric, which likely had a lot to do with the 18-point lead Obama held over Romney among women voters. In a sweep of hotly contested battleground states, Americans re-elected the president who signed the Lily Ledbetter Act into law.
Here is America’s favorite non-elected woman of politics, Michelle Obama, celebrating on election night with President Obama, Vice President Biden, and Jill Biden. I love Jill Biden’s Susana Monaco dress.
Monaco tweeted an earlier photograph of Biden in the dress and matching peacock coat on election day.
Trailblazing Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) easily kept her seat in an increasingly female Senate.