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Number of women in Iowa legislature ties record

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This session of the Iowa Legislature will tie the state record for most female legislators.

There will be 35 women in all -- 25 elected to the Iowa House of Representatives and 10 in the Iowa Senate.

The last time there were that many was in 2009.

Political experts say a record number of female candidates ran for office in Iowa this year.

And Iowa mirrors national trends: More than 1,700 female legislators will serve across the country this year.

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