Political strategists say that women are critical to the Democrats’ strategy for retaining control of the Senate. But now, more than ever, women of both parties have a good reasonto run — not for cover, but for office — because huge majorities of Americans say we’d be better off with more women in the political system. Women seem to be heeding this call, with a record number of female Democrats running for US Senate this year, in part because their relative absence from the halls of power has been so noticeable.
Hunt, Swanee. "More Women are Needed in Congress." Boston Globe, May 19, 2012.