Red Alert Politics: GOP looks to solve gender problems by encouraging women to run for office

Red Alert Politics 
By Francesca Chambers 
January 31, 2014

Looking at the GOP’s recent record, it’s really no wonder why women overwhelmingly voted to reelect Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election.

Between the epidemic of foot-in-mouth disease plaguing conservative, male politicians, the Republican Party’s weak slate of female candidates and the national party headquarters’ unwillingness to invest large sums in women’s outreach, the GOP practically handed women over to the Democratic Party in 2012 on a bedazzled platter.

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Bloomberg: Republican Women Challenging Gender Gap

By Stephanie Green 
January 15, 2014

Taking in a crowd of 400 young women, mostly twenty-and thirty-somethings, packed into a room on Capitol Hill last night, House Speaker John Boehner said: “No one would have ever believed this was a young Republican women’s event.”

This was his way of acknowledging a concern for Republicans heading into the 2014 midterm congressional elections: The gender gap, especially among so-called “Sex and the City voters,” unmarried, professionals under 40.

“I’m glad they’re here,” he said.

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POLITICO: GOP PAC Targets Young Women Voters

By Andrea Drusch
January 14, 2014

Sen. Kelly Ayotte says a new Republican women’s political action committee is “Democrats’ worst nightmare.”

Surrounded in a room full of 400 people, primarily young women, Ayotte gave the keynote address at the launch party of RightNOW Women PAC on Tuesday night.

The new political action committee is the brainchild of former George W. Bush aide Marlene Colucci, formed to address what she sees as a dire disconnect between the Republican Party and female voters.

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