A Woman Has Never Held The US Senate Seat For Montana But That May Change
A woman has never been elected to a Montana US Senate seat, but this upcoming election might be the one. 3 state democratic women are considering Baucus’ seat.
One is state auditor Monica Lindeen. One is state school superintendent Denise Juneau and the third is Stephanie Schriock, who leads a group that supports female candidates in the state. Stephanie recently said..
“I have been overwhelmed by the interest in the Senate race,” Schriock said during an Emily’s List event Thursday. “I will say this, Montana has a great history of electing women. Emily’s List has been involved a long time in Montana and I think, like you, I am waiting to see how this all plays out.”
A little trivia for you..Delaware, Iowa, Mississippi, New Hampshire & Vermont are the only states never to have sent a woman to either the US Senate or US House.
And you know who the first woman to be sent to the congress was right? The first woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives was Jeannette Rankin (R-MT), who served from 1917-1919 and again from 1941-42. She was the only person to vote against U.S. entry into both World Wars.
The first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate was Rebecca Latimer Felton (D-GA). Appointed in 1922, she served for one day.
Lets see if Montana makes history again.