NEW YORK (AP) — New York Rep. Anthony Weiner's resignation from Congress this week served as a reminder that women in elective office aren't as likely to be ensnared in sex scandals as some of their male counterparts.But the number of women running for office has slowed after years of steady gains. There are about as many women in Congress as there were in 2007, and the number of women in state legislatures dropped after the 2010 elections.It's a source of frustration for activists concerned about the lack of progress for women in politics even as they've begun to outpace men in fields like academia, medicine and law.Pollsters say voters believe female elected officials are more likely to focus on their jobs and less prone than men to distraction or scandal.



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