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Congress / CONGRESS

Democrats Distilled to Core of Coalition: Women, Minorities—GRAPHIC

(Peter Bell and David Wasserman)

April 13, 2012

Dominated by white men just 60 years ago, congressional Democrats have gradually distilled to the core of their electoral coalition--women and minorities. The Cook Political Report projects that when a new Congress is sworn into office in January, white males will likely be a minority of one party's caucus in the House for the first time in American history. It's a milestone that Democrats will celebrate regardless of whether Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi wins back the speaker's gavel.

 

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