Had she lost Nov. 6, Democrats wouldn’t have had a woman leading a state government for the first time in 17 years. That caught the attention of women’s groups such as Emily’s List, which recruits and helps fund pro-abortion female candidates, after legislative battles over access to contraception and abortion have increasingly moved to state legislatures in recent years.
Amy Bradley, a 36-year-old mother of two daughters from Manchester, stood outside the Red Arrow as Hassan thanked supporters with hugs.
“The fact that we have an all-woman delegation is just so inspiring, and I’m so proud of New Hampshire,” she said as 2- year-old Ava slept on her shoulder. “It means everything to me. It’s going to mean everything to them, to know that they are not limited because they are a woman.”