Record wins for women in Senate

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Congresswoman Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, right, does some last minute campaigning Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 in Honolulu.  Hirono is running for the Democratic nomination for a Hawaii seat in the U.S. Senate.  Hawaii holds is primary election today.  (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

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Women will occupy a record number of U.S. Senate seats -- roughly one in five -- in January, following historic victories in Tuesday's elections. As many as six women could win election to the Senate once all ballots are counted, and currently, 17 women-- the most yet-- serve in the chamber.

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