There are now Congressional delegations full of women -- though of course, the vast majority are Democrats.
Yesterdays election will leave the new 113th Congress with 20 female senators, the most ever.
16 of the 20 will be Democrats, reflecting years of party strategy aimed specifically at deepening the bench of nationally viable female candidates.
Joining the new Senate will be Democrats Tammy Baldwin (Wis.), Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.), Mazie Hirono (Hawaii) and Elizabeth Warren (Mass.). All six Democratic women up for reelection -- Sens. Maria Cantwell (Wash.), Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), Claire McCaskill (Mo.) and Debbie Stabenow (Mich.) -- won their races.
It is not unreasonable to believe that the nation's first female president will come from this group.
That said, while 20 women in the US Senate is progress, the overall number remains abysmally low by international (and moral) standards.