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Arkansas Takes Lead in Advancing Women's Place in Politics

JULY 26, 2004 - Posted at 7:36 a.m. CDT

 

BOSTON - There are more female than male delegates in the Arkansas delegation to this week's Democratic National Convention in Boston.  The women attending are playing key roles in issue party workshops on women's issues throughout the week.

Blanche Lincoln, who became the youngest female senator when she was elected at age 38 in 1998, will be honored on the convention floor along with her eight female Senate colleagues.

Lincoln is scheduled to be a featured speaker at the Unconventional Women's Breakfast today.  She's serving tomorrow on the Revolutionary Women panel, about the emerging role of women in Congress.

Lincoln says she wants to encourage more women to run for public office.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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