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Letitia Plummer, a Houston dentist and candidate for Congress to represent Texas District 22, smiles during a women's candidate training workshop at El Centro College in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Letitia Plummer, a Houston dentist and candidate for Congress to represent Texas District 22, smiles during a women's candidate training workshop at El Centro College in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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Inside a classroom at a community college in Dallas, about two dozen women took turns sharing their names, hometowns and what they hoped would be their future titles.