Before becoming the first woman to run for vice president on a major party ticket in 1984, Geraldine Ferraro served six years in the House. She deftly managed to support liberal feminist causes such as reproductive rights and financial equality for women without alienating her mainly conservative district.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Geraldine Anne Ferraro,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/PA2011/PA2011-08-0002b/ (May 17, 2022)
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