Jun 6 2018
04:37 pm

More than 500 women — the majority of them Democrats, as well — are running for statewide or federal office nationwide, according to the Center for American Women and Politics, blowing previous records out of the water.

Women clean up in biggest primary night of 2018

2018: Women Candidates for U.S. Congress and Statewide Elected Executive as of 6/4/2018

jbr's picture

Poll: Dems — more than GOP —

So far this cycle, a total of 431 women — including 320 Democrats — have filed to run for the House, smashing the previous record of 298 female candidates in 2012, according to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University.

Poll: Dems — more than GOP — say country would be better off with more elected women

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It would be great if women

It would be great if women took over Congress. Females make up over half of our population and our laws would be much better if women were half of the decision making in D.C. and in state capitals.Women tend to be more progressive and most consider facts when making decisions. We would still have to tolerate some women like Diane Black but overall we would benefit by the more thoughtful approach to government by most women. I am sick and tired of hearing not a word about education or good healthcare or better paying jobs in political ads. All the Republicans want to do is praise the immoral Trump. The decent Republican lawmakers are being pushed out by a dictatorship mentality. Most Republicans do not have enough guts to stand up for what is right and denounce a lying evil man. The Republican ads want to brag on their conservative credentials, trying to prove they are the most ultra-conservative. They do not want to just keep the status quo, they want to go back to the good ole days when the poor, the old, and the most vulnerable were at the mercy of the powerful elite. They want to judge people by their color and race not the content of their character. Conservative is their code word for these evil policies. They portray liberals as hopeless bleeding hearts. JFK had a a great response to conservative criticism decades ago when he said “If by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people-their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights and their civil liberties-someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal", then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” Liberals and moderates and conservatives with moral integrity need to take a stand against Trump!

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