California voters could break streak for women in Senate

Voters in California have elected some of the most influential female lawmakers in history, but the streak for women in the Golden State could soon end. 

At least one woman has represented the state in the Senate for the past 30 years, a remarkable accomplishment in a place where men account for 97% of the members who have served there for more than 200 years. 

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), joined by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

So, what’s changed? Women, it seems.

Heavy hitters such as former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and former Sen. Barbara Boxer have thrown their political weight this year behind Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), icing out
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