POSTED: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 5:35pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 5:36pm
Women played a key role in this year's election, as both President Obama and Mitt Romney recognized them for their roles in society. In fact, a record number of women ran for political office this year. More women than ever will serve in the U.S. Senate, with 19 so far. Voting officials say 141 women ran as candidates for U.S House of Representatives.