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Smart Talk: Why aren't more women elected? Democratic Senate candidate Joe Sestak

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Apr 20, 2016 4:02 AM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, April 20, 2016:

More women are mounting political campaigns than ever before in 2016. 

Yet the number of women in elected office falls far below how many men who hold elected positions in both Pennsylvania and the nation..

The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics states that just 18 percent of Pennsylvania's General Assembly is female. Nationally, the numbers are similar. 

There could be changes on the way though. More than 265 women are candidates nationwide this year, including Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential contest and Democrat Katie McGinty, who is running for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania.    

Two Dickinson College political science professors, Drs. Sarah Niebler and Kathleen Marchetti appear on Wednesday's Smart Talk to discuss women and politics.  

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Kathleen Marchetti and Sarah Niebler

With less than a week before Pennsylvania primary elections, Smart Talk is having conversations with all three of the Democrats running in the primary for the United States Senate. The winner of next week's election will face incumbent Republican Pat Toomey. 

Joining us on Wednesday's Smart Talk is former U.S. Navy Admiral and U.S. Congressman Joe Sestak.  

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