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Women comprise over 50 percent of the population, but no women has ever held the top office in the United States. If a woman is going to be elected president, though, she has to be a strong candidate. A few women with serious political clout should be considered, but others may not be likely. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the highest ranking Republican woman in the House is pregnant, and therefore might not be a contender. Sarah Palin, another Republican, is probably out from too much negative publicity. New York Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand doesn't have enough national name recognition. California Democrat Kamala Harris has the name recognition, but has been lower profile than some other Democratic women who are more likely candidates. So who are the likely female candidates?