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High-profile races and candidates? Yes -- such as the contest between Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-CA, (left) and Republican Carly Fiorina. But women won't make historic gains at the polls this year. Justin Sullivan/Getty hide caption

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It's All Politics

Year Of The Woman? Apparently Not

There was much talk earlier this year about women, especially Republicans, making major gains in the number elected to office. But things haven't panned out that way.

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