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January 6, 2013

Gender Gap in the 113th


Here’s the wire photo of the Democratic House women in the new 113th Congress (via EPA)


And here’s the doctored version Nancy Pelosi’s office posted adding in the four Congresswomen at the top who missed the photo.

What we didn’t show you in our post on the change effect on Capitol Hill yesterday, although Bag contributor Karrin Anderson linked to it in the discussion thread, is this larger photo of the 113th Congress.** Although there is a record number of females this year, could the imbalance have contributed to Pelosi’s action?

(** DU has a more constructive spin on the demographics.)

(Edited for clarity. 7/7)

(photo 2: Nancy Pelosi’s office. photo 3: via dKos. Original source unknown.)

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