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- Chris Murphy (D-CT) defeated Linda McMahon (R), despite her spending tens of million of dollars with an 11% gender gap with 60% of women's votes to 49% of men's votes;
- Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) won with a 12% gender gap with 59% of women's votes and only 47% of men's votes;
- Martin Heinrich (D-NM) won with a 6% gender gap with 54% of women's votes and 48% of men's votes;
- Sherrod Brown (D-OH) won with an 8% gender gap with 56% of women's votes and 48% of men's votes;
- Bob Casey (D-PA) won with a 9% gender gap with 58% of women's votes and 49% of men's votes; and
- Tim Kaine (D-VA) won with a 7% gender gap with 56% of women's votes and 49% of men's votes.
If only men had voted in each of these senate races, according to exit polls, the Republican would have won and the Senate majority would be Republican.
"The problem Republicans have with women is deep and costly," said Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority. "The attacks on women's rights through restricting access to abortion and birth control, opposing equal pay legislation, advocating for privatization of Medicare and slashing Medicaid funding, and the demeaning of women by ignorant and offensive comments regarding rape and the attempt to weaken the Violence Against Women Act all add up to a widely perceived Republican War on Women."
Media Resources: Feminist Majority 11/7/2012; CNN 11/7/2012
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