All three of Sarah Palin’s “Mama Grizzlies” won their gubernatorial races: Susana Martinez (R-NM), Mary Fallin (R-OK), and Nikki Haley (R-SC).
These females also make history of their own — each becoming the first female governor of their state. And, the victories by Martinez and Haley mark the first female governors of color in the nation. Martinez is Hispanic and Haley is the daughter of Indian immigrants.
A record number of women (10) are their party’s nominee for governor this year. Diane Denish (D-NM) and Jari Askins (D-OK) have already lost in their woman vs. woman races. Only four contests remain tonight for female candidates in Arizona, California, Florida, and Maine.