Dr. Monica Wehby, pediatric neurosurgeon, is among the Republican candidates turning up the emotions in campaign ads. Dave Killen/The Oregonian/Landov hide caption

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Easy On The Ears: GOP Ads Adapt To Reach Women Voters

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Rep. Coya Knutson (D-Minn.), is shown shopping in a supermarket in 1955 following her demand to know why her fellow housewives remain saddled with high grocery bills while farm income continues to drop. Maurice Johnson/Bettmann/Corbis hide caption

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Rep. Linda Sanchez, seen with her son, Joaquin, says balancing her duties as a mother and a member of Congress can be a struggle, but she's lucky to have the flexibility of being a boss. Courtesy of Linda Sanchez hide caption

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For Moms In Congress, Votes Mix With Diapers And School Pickup

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Rwandan President Paul Kagame takes part in a conference on the role of women at the nation's Parliament in the capital, Kigali, in 2010. Women in Rwanda account for 64 percent of the lower house of Parliament — a higher percentage than in any other country. Jason Straziuso/AP hide caption

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The Nation That Elects The Most Women Is ...

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Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., started what she calls power workshops for women in the Senate years ago. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Women On Capitol Hill Reach Across Party Lines To Get Things Done

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., asks a question of a witness on Capitol Hill during a June 2013 committee hearing. Since her appointment in 2009, Gillibrand has become one of the Senate's top fundraisers. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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From Humble Beginnings, A Powerhouse Fundraising Class Emerges

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"We have allowed ourselves to be branded [in] a way I do not feel is representative of who we are as Republicans," says Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., of her party's negative reputation on women's issues. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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GOP Softens Its Edge In An Attempt To Appeal To Women

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Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., plays in the annual Congressional Women's Softball game in 2011. She says it's hard to get more women to run for office. Tom Williams/Roll Call/Getty Images hide caption

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Best Way To Get Women To Run For Office? Ask Repeatedly

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Democrats have an urgent problem this year: how to get their most reliable female supporters to become more reliable voters. iStockphoto hide caption

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All The Single Ladies: 5 Takeaways About Unmarried Female Voters

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The Story Of The Parties' Crucial Appeals To Women In 'She Votes'

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Oregon Republican Senate candidate Monica Wehby, right, talks to supporter Marvin Hausman in Lake Oswego, Ore. Wehby has drawn national attention and money in her effort to win her party's nomination. Jonathan J. Cooper/AP hide caption

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