Mar 7, 2014
Republicans Search High and Low for Women to Run as Republicans
Posted on Jun 28, 2013
The party that tends to favor in-utero legislation is now looking to bolster its appeal to women by tricking some of them to run as Republicans.
According to The Washington Post (via Political Wire), the Republican National Committee has launched a campaign called “Women on the Right Unite” with the aim of recruiting female candidates and, by extension, voters. But as Emily’s List, a group with much experience electing women to public office, points out, the problem isn’t simply the candidates’ gender:
Still, women make up more than half of the population and deserve to be represented by more than 18.3 percent of Congress. Even a party that has been accused of waging a war on women is to be commended for trying to be more inclusive, whatever its motives. But maybe the first step is to give up the ovarian inspection argument.
—Posted by Peter Z. Scheer.
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