Friday, April 27, 2012

Catch of the Day

Goes to David S. Bernstein, longtime GOP Women in Congress chronicler, who notes that of the 71 House districts to hold primaries so far, only six have been won by women. What's more, of the three women who are GOP Members of the House in those districts, one lost, and another will face a tough race in the fall; none of the other four appear to have realistic chances of winning in November. So, as he concludes, "in these 71 districts, there are currently three Republican women in Congress; that number will drop to either two or one after the November election."

David recently visited Plain Blog world headquarters, but that's not what gets him the CotD! It's an excellent observation. You would really think that this is something that Republicans could solve, but it certainly appears that they are either uninterested or unable to do anything about it. I don't know whether it's fair to call Republican policy proposals popping up in the House and in state legislatures a war on women, but it's certainly clear that there's a large and, I think, increasing gap between the parties in terms of candidates.

Nice catch!

1 comment:

  1. I predict Dems will only talk this up in restricted circumstances, because they don't want to do anything to help the women Rs they're trying to defeat.

    After November though, we'll hear a lot from the D side about this.


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