Why One of America's Most Progressive States Still Hasn't Sent a Woman to Congress

Vermont's representatives are left-wing stars, but institutional advantages have given them a leg up on the women who hope to come next.

Peter Welch, Sen. Patrick Leahy, and Bernie Sanders celebrating on Nov. 7, 2006, in Burlington, Vt., after Welch was first elected to the House and Sanders was first elected to the Senate
AP Photo/Toby Talbot

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