Cracking the glass ceiling in politics

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For many women, tonight will be a moment they dreamed of and fought for, but never really thought they'd see. (WPVI)

For many women, tonight will be a moment they dreamed of and fought for, but never really thought they'd see.

And that may not be truer for anyone more than Ellen Malcolm.

She created EMILY's List in the mid-80s to get women elected.

She stopped by 6abc, and recalled a very uphill fight.

"In 1985, when EMILY's List began there were no women hardly at all in top officers. There had never been a democratic woman elected to the senate in her own right. We only had eleven democratic women in the House of Representatives. It was pretty grim for female candidates," said Malcolm.

Today there are nineteen democratic women in the Senate and 110 in the House.

And tonight a moment that seemed so impossible will be very real.

Malcolm says you can expect a lot of tears, smiles and hugs.
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