This Monday, June 2, 2014, photo, shows Hoboken, N.J. Mayor Dawn Zimmer in Little Ferry, N.J. Zimmer said that when she first ran for mayor in 2009, her male opponent portrayed her as a naive, stay at home mom who wasn’t up to the job. She lost by 161 votes, but then assumed the post less than a month later after the mayor was arrested in a corruption probe. She won an election to complete the unexpired term and was re-elected to a full four-year term in 2013. Zimmer said she has encouraged more women to get involved in politics and community matters, but noted that many people have been turned off by the ‘viciousness’ of today’s political campaigns. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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