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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070120/ap_on_el_pr/presidential_candidates_women Presidential Candidates Women By The Associated Press Sat Jan 20, 10:43 AM ET No
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      Presidential Candidates Women

      By The Associated Press Sat Jan 20, 10:43 AM ET

      No woman has won the presidential nomination from a
      major political party. Democrat Geraldine Ferraro, a
      New York congresswoman, was the first woman on a major
      party's ticket when Walter Mondale tapped her as his
      running mate in 1984. The women who have run for
      president are:

      _Victoria Woodhull, 1872: The first woman to run for
      president, Woodhull was an Equal Rights Party
      candidate. Ulysses S. Grant won the 1872 election as a
      Republican.

      _Belva Ann Lockwood, 1884 and 1888: Lockwood, who also
      ran on the Equal Rights Party ticket, eventually
      became the first woman lawyer to practice before the
      Supreme Court. In 1884, Democrat Grover Cleveland was
      elected president; in 1888, Cleveland lost to
      Republican Benjamin Harrison.

      _Margaret Chase Smith, 1964: Smith, a Maine
      Republican, was the first woman to run on a major
      party ticket, entering primaries in New Hampshire,
      Illinois, Massachusetts, Texas and Oregon, among
      others. She withdrew after the first round of voting
      at the Republican National Convention. Sen. Barry
      Goldwater won the Republican nomination and lost in a
      landslide to the incumbent, Lyndon B. Johnson.

      _Shirley Chisholm, 1972: The first black woman to run
      for president, Chisholm ran as a Democrat and received
      more than 150 votes at the Democratic National
      Convention. She was also the first black woman to
      serve in Congress; New York sent her to the House of
      Representatives in 1968. George McGovern won the
      Democratic nomination that year and lost to the
      incumbent, Richard M. Nixon.

      _Patsy Mink, 1972: A congresswoman from Hawaii, Mink
      ran in the Oregon Democratic primary as an anti-war
      candidate.

      _Pat Schroeder, 1988: Schroeder's headline-grabbing
      campaign never got off the ground after the Democratic
      congresswoman from Colorado could not raise enough
      money. The party's nomination went to Michael Dukakis
      and the election to Republican George H.W. Bush.
      Schroeder was first elected to the House in 1972,
      where she served for 24 years.

      _Elizabeth Dole, 2000: Dole announced her presidential
      bid in January 1999 and dropped out of the race nine
      months later. Republicans eventually nominated George
      W. Bush, who defeated Democrat Al Gore for the
      presidency. Dole's husband, former Sen. Bob Dole,
      R-Kan., was the Republican presidential nominee in
      1996, when he lost to Bill Clinton. Mrs. Dole is now
      North Carolina's senior senator, elected in 2002.

      _Carol Moseley Braun, 2004: The first black woman to
      serve in the Senate, Braun was one of 10 candidates to
      seek the Democratic presidential nomination in the
      last presidential election. Primary voters eventually
      tapped Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., as the nominee. He
      lost to George W. Bush.

      ___

      Source: Center for American Women and Politics,
      Rutgers University.
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