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Only Lincoln Chafee Knows Which Woman Should Be on the $10 Bill

We asked presidential candidates who they'd like to see on the $10 bill, but it proved to be a tough question to take a position on.
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It's not exactly up there with immigration, trade, and abortion for controversy: Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew's announcement earlier this week that a redesigned $10 bill will feature a portrait of a woman is one of the few feel-good stories of the summer. The decision was roundly welcomed. And yet the 2016 presidential candidates are having a hard time taking a stand.

Plenty of names have been floated by advocates agitating for the government to put the face of a woman on paper currency. The organization Women on 20s, through a voting process narrowed the final four to abolitionist leader Harriet Tubman, civil-rights icon Rosa Parks, Cherokee Nation chief Wilma Mankiller, and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. (Their primary round included Alice Paul, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Sojourner Truth, Rachel Carson, Rosa Parks, Barbara Jordan, Margaret Sanger, Patsy Mink, Clara Barton, Harriet Tubman, Frances Perkins, Susan B. Anthony, Eleanor Roosevelt and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The group's website offered fifteen, and then another seventy, more.)