BY LAURA MYERS
The election "Year of the Woman" showed mixed results for female candidates in Nevada.
U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., didn't get to join the record number of women in the U.S. Senate - 20, or one fifth of the body - after losing to U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., on Nov. 6. She would have been Nevada's first female senator since the state's birth in 1864.
On the other hand, U.S. Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., did return to Congress to become part of the largest female class in the House of Representatives, or 78 out of 435 members. Titus lost in 2010, but this year won Berkley's House seat for a political comeback.
In all, the 113th U.S. Congress will have a record 98 women, or 18.3 percent of its 535 members.
Sounds good, right? Except women are about half the population, said Erin Bilbray-Kohn, a Democratic National Committeewoman from Nevada who said that doesn't sound like representative government to her.