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Analysis: Despite Congressional Gender Gap, Women Show Strength In Fundraising

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While more women are serving in Congress today than ever before, they still make up just 18 percent of the entire body. Even if Congressional politics is still a male-dominated field, raising money for those lawmakers and their political parties may not be.

Elahe Izadi, staff correspondent for the National Journal (and former senior reporter for DCentric) has been reporting on the role of women in political fundraising, and joins WAMU's Matt Bush to discuss the latest trends.

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