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Party Crashers

It used to be that women couldn't land top political positions in Massachusetts. This year, that changed.

From left: Therese Murray, Niki Tsongas, and Lisa Wong are invading the boys’ club.
By Lisa Wangsness
December 30, 2007

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Massachusetts may be the bluest of blue states, but its government remains mostly a boys' club. The only woman currently holding statewide office is Martha Coakley, Massachusetts' first female attorney general. Moreover, 41 percent of the state's municipalities had no women at all on their select boards or city councils in 2005, according to a study by the Center for ... (Full article: 318 words)

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