Gender and Politics in the media

US: Hillary Clinton back in limelight. Record number of GOP women running for N.J. offices.

Hillary Clinton back in limelight with women empowerment speech MSNBC Verveer, Clinton’s former chief of staff during her time as First Lady, served in the Department of State as the inaugural Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues. President Obama made the position permanent after Clinton’s exit from the State …

Chris Christie’s Popularity With Women Voters Thwarts Female Opponent National Journal In New Jersey and Virginia–the two states with gubernatorial elections this year–women made up more than half of the 2009 turnout (52 percent in Virginia and 53 percent in New Jersey), ensuring an intense competition for their votes in 2013. These …

Mark Sanford has a woman problem CNN …But some South Carolina Republicans disagree, saying that the female vote could be an issue for Sanford.”Surveys show Sanford has a problem with women, and some may never forgive him,” said Republican strategist Bruce Haynes, a partner in the consulting firm Purple Strategies. “Acknowledgment of perceptions is the first step in rebuilding any reputation, and his choice to bring his fianceé forward is smart.”

Record number of GOP women running for N.J. offices this year Philly.com Democratic strategists say the GOP is simply trying to shed its “old white guy club” image, which alienated women voters in the presidential election. Plus, Republican Gov. Christie is facing Sen. Barbara Buono (D., Middlesex), in the race for governor.

For first time, council will be mostly female Topeka Capital Journal “Topeka has taken a leadership step in the nationwide movement toward acknowledging that both women and men are equally effective as elected public officials,” said Ernestine Krehbiel, president of the League of Women Voters of Kansas. “It is really …

Will Omaha Vote In First Female Mayor Or Retain Incumbent? WOWT When it comes to breaking the glass ceiling of politics, Kay Orr did it when she became Nebraska governor in the mid-80s. Last year, Deb Fischer became the state’s first elected female U.S. senator. Another glass ceiling left is the Omaha mayor’s office.

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