Over at The Scrum, David Bernstein makes his blogging debut crunching the numbers on GOP women's supposed gains in the midterms:

Republicans appear to have stopped a recent decline in gender parity, but their replacement rates show that no growth is in sight.

Of the 45 newly elected (i.e., freshman) U.S. House Republicans in this month's midterm elections, five will be women (assuming Martha McSally survives her recount in Arizona). That's a replacement rate of just 11 percent women, and 89 percent men, for new members being added to the GOP House caucus.

The smaller freshman Democratic class, by contrast, will include 10 men and seven women (barring surprises), for a replacement rate of 41 percent women.