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Women from the US Senate hold hands after Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland's speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Senate's Democratic leading ladies

September 6, 2012

A record number of 12 Democratic women are currently in the Senate. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, who led the podium program highlighting Democratic women candidates for Senate in 2012 at the Democratic National Convention, is the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress. Here's a look at the other leading ladies.