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In this 2012 photograph provided by the candidates campaign, Deb Fischer poses for a photo. Fischer is running for the Senate in Nebraska. (AP Photo)

Record wins for women in Senate

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.