SMU - Women in Congress, Breaking the Glass Ceiling

The Party Gap

“Female Democratic House members tend to win election in districts that are more liberal, more urban, more diverse, more educated and much wealthier than those won by male Democratic members of the House.

Female Republican House members tend to win election in districts that are less conservative, more urban, and more diverse than those electing male Republicans; they come from districts that are "less Republican."

Women Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives,
By Political Party 1956-2008