07/01/2014 01:28 pm ET Updated Jul 01, 2014

What's The Matter With Iowa?


In 1869, 50 years before women gained universal suffrage, Iowa was one of the first states to elect a woman to political office. Today, 145 years later, progress has slowed. The state is one of just two remaining that have never elected a woman to Congress or as governor. The only other state besides Iowa to hold this ignoble distinction is Mississippi.

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