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Old 11-05-2013, 10:50 AM
 
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Now we know why GOP tea party kooks are pushing these Sharia law candidates for office like Ken Cucenelli and Bishop Ewwwwww Jackson. Today it's government-mandated vaginal probes. Tommorow it's disenfranchising the female vote.

Only 23% of Republicans Want More Women in Congress
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Old 11-05-2013, 10:57 AM
 
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I thought voter decided who get into office, not what the party want.

Of course, to most American, it is party. People??? Who give a crap about what people think.
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Someplace Wonderful
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More proof that te establishment republicans have their heads someplace one wuld think is anotomically impossible. Too bad. Welcome to a world were republicans are permanent minorities.

SOURCE

House GOP Women Play in Primaries to Increase Ranks
By Emily Cahn
Roll Call Staff
Sept. 27, 2013, 3:08 p.m.

Facing a dwindling number of women in their ranks, House Republicans may be best served by adopting a strategy the party as a whole has shunned for cycles: playing in primaries.t’s a tricky situation for the House GOP’s campaign arm, which publicly stays out of primaries after the party received flak for taking sides a few cycles ago. But amid the party’s formal push to have more female members, it’s become increasingly clear that some contenders need extra help and resources in their races. And while the National Republican Congressional Committee insists it will stay on the sidelines, several House GOP women are taking the lead to publicly recruit, endorse and fundraise for female House candidates.

Three months after its launch, the House GOP’s female candidate program — Project GROW — has pinpointed 13 strong female candidates in House races, and NRCC aides say they are recruiting more. But two-thirds of these female candidates face competitive primaries against one or more male candidates, so the NRCC won’t officially back their campaigns.

That’s where the 19 women in the House GOP Conference come into play.

“People like myself and others in our conference are willing to step up ... and work with them individually and not on behalf of the NRCC when necessary,” said Rep. Ann Wagner of Missouri, a leader in Project GROW.
Wagner said the recruitment effort is ongoing, adding there are at least five candidates she is working on recruiting at the moment. She declined to specify their districts.
Rep. Renee Ellmers of North Carolina, chairwoman of the Republican Women’s Policy Committee, has donated to the campaigns of two female candidates so far. One of them is businesswoman Tricia Pridemore, who is running in a crowded primary to replace Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Ga.

“Many of the candidates that I have met with are in primaries right now, so it’s a difficult place for the NRCC to speak out on because they do have to let the primary process move forward,” Ellmers said. “However, there are members who are finding candidates and supporting them and helping them with donations to their campaigns.”

Project GROW — Growing Republican Opportunities for Women — provides mentors to candidates, plus offers strategy and polling support, among other things. It launched at the end of June, after the number of women in the House GOP caucus remained stagnant following the 2012 elections.

The program has already identified the following top female House candidates for 2014: retired Air Force Col. Martha McSally and Air Force veteran Wendy Rogers in Arizona, autism activist Elizabeth Emken and state Sen. Mimi Walters in California, Pridemore and state Rep. Donna Sheldon in Georgia, Mariannette Miller Meeks in Iowa, Darlene Senger in Illinois, Anoka County Commissioner Rhonda Sivarajah in Minnesota, former Rep. Nan Hayworth and former Mitt Romney staffer Elise Stefanik in New York, former International Trade Commission Commissioner Charlotte Lane in West Virginia and Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love in Utah’s 4th District.
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:10 AM
 
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I thought voter decided who get into office, not what the party want.

Of course, to most American, it is party. People??? Who give a crap about what people think.
Certainly not our elected so called representatives
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:17 AM
 
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Now we know why GOP tea party kooks are pushing these Sharia law candidates for office like Ken Cucenelli and Bishop Ewwwwww Jackson. Today it's government-mandated vaginal probes. Tommorow it's disenfranchising the female vote.

Only 23% of Republicans Want More Women in Congress
Did you even read the poll? That isn't what it said at all. Read the source information, not the spin by the news.
  • The 'poll' was a few people calling only 1,009 people and asking them to self-identify what party/gender/race they were (no control group)
  • The vast majority of conservatives answered that it doesn't matter what gender someone in congress was
  • The poll didn't ask whether or not people wanted more women in congress. It asked if people thought having more women in congress would greatly affect the outcome of the politics. That is a completely different question than the title of this thread

Yet again, people prove to be incapable of reading anything but spin by a reporter.
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:18 AM
 
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Now we know why GOP tea party kooks are pushing these Sharia law candidates for office like Ken Cucenelli and Bishop Ewwwwww Jackson. Today it's government-mandated vaginal probes. Tommorow it's disenfranchising the female vote.

Only 23% of Republicans Want More Women in Congress
the GOP wants people who agree with them on the issues no matter what sex or color they are.

The dems want more women and blacks because they "care" more about impressions then HOW they think.
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:20 AM
 
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Why does gender matter in a political seat? If you want more of one gender, why? I rather the best person to do the job get the job... liberal FAIL...
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:22 AM
 
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In the interest of equality, why should anyone want a female over a male in office, or vice versa?

The poll question is just plain ignorant.
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:23 AM
 
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Now we know why GOP tea party kooks are pushing these Sharia law candidates for office like Ken Cucenelli and Bishop Ewwwwww Jackson. Today it's government-mandated vaginal probes. Tommorow it's disenfranchising the female vote.

Only 23% of Republicans Want More Women in Congress
OP, you're creepy. I am a woman and your post is nothing but a bunch of BS. The accusations from democrats are really bizarre
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:24 AM
 
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Now we know why GOP tea party kooks are pushing these Sharia law candidates for office like Ken Cucenelli and Bishop Ewwwwww Jackson. Today it's government-mandated vaginal probes. Tommorow it's disenfranchising the female vote.

Only 23% of Republicans Want More Women in Congress
Well considering the women that the GOP has sent to Congress I think they have some valid reasons for not wanting to see more Republican women in Congress.
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