US Election round-up: Clashing over the female vote (2 of 3)

KRISTOFFER TRIPPLAAR Cathy McMorris Rodgers speaks at the “Women 2020: How Women are Reshaping the Economy, Politics and the World” conference on July 18, 2012.

Lawmakers Clash Over Female Voters National Journal Lawmakers supporting President Obama and Mitt Romney argued over each candidate’s appeal to women on Sunday, as the president’s once-substantial lead among women seems to have tightened in recent weeks.

Crucial Subset: Female Voters Still Deciding New York Times DERRY, N.H. — Emmakate Paris was a one-woman tornado the other day, whipping through the racks at the thrift shop here, hunting for clothes for her children and one special item for herself: a green suit.

Pollster: Unmarried Women Key to Election Wall Street Journal (blog) A key to the outcome of this tight election will be unmarried women, says a prominent Democratic pollster.

Obama trying to hold off Romney with women voters Huffington Post VIENNA, Va. — President Barack Obama has been wearing a pink wristband in recognition of breast cancer awareness month and his challenger, Mitt Romney, donned a pink ribbon on his shirt during a factory stop in Ohio.

Women voters could decide presidential election Green Bay Press Gazette When the votes are counted on election night, those cast by women could decide whether President Barack Obama repeats his 2008 victory in Wisconsin or former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney carries the Badger State for Republicans for the first time since 1984.For much of the campaign cycle, Obama has held comfortable double-digit leads in Wisconsin, according to polls. But recent surveys show the race now in a dead heat, and the tightening can be attributed largely to Romney’s ability to close the gap among women voters.

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Romney seeking to narrow Obama advantage with women voters in campaign’s … Washington Post Women have emerged as the pivotal voting bloc in the aftermath of the second presidential debate, where Obama and Romney sparred over contraceptives and pay inequality and Romney spoke about reviewing “binders full of women” as governor when he

Presidential race: Women voters crucial for Obama, Romney in Michigan MLive.com LANSING, MI – The numbers speak for themselves as to why the presidential candidates are heavily courting women voters in Michigan and elsewhere in the final weeks of the 2012 campaign.

Week In Politics: Polls, Women’s Vote NPR Week In Politics: Polls, Women’s Vote.

Women Voters Impacting The Election WREG This weekend, several women`s organizations including the Memphis Area Women`s Council and the League of Women Voters came together to encourage women to respond, vote and do it early.

Economy Is Dominant Issue for Americans as Election Nears Gallup.com Abortion was the top issue named by women voters in 12 key swing states as “the most important issue for women in this election,” according to a recent USA Today/Gallup poll.

Barack Obama, Mitt Romney play to suburban women’s concerns Newsday The stage may have been in Boca Raton. The contest may have been broadcast worldwide, but both presidential candidates spent their last debate Monday night playing to the same crowd: Suburban women…

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