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  1. For the first time in history, one state will have a congressional delegation made up entirely of women, and one occupying the governor’s office as well.

    New Hampshire Democrat Maggie Hassan defeated opponent Ovide Lamontagne in the state race for governor, and Democrats Carol Shea-Porter and Ann Kuster were elected to the state’s 1st and 2nd Congressional districts. 

    Shea-Porter and Kuster will join two other women who were not up for election on Tuesday, Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D) and Kelly Ayotte (R).

  2. Chart by Philadelphia Daily News. 
After a long period of neglect from both presidential candidates, Pennsylvania is seeing increased political television ads. According to a Daily News/Franklin & Marshall College Poll the race is narrowing. Though Obama still holds a powerful lead of 79 percent in Philadelphia, the candidates are in a virtual tie in the suburbs. The Daily News explains Obama’s strategy to keep his narrowing lead in the state seeks the support of women, young Pennsylvanians, and minorities.

    Chart by Philadelphia Daily News

    After a long period of neglect from both presidential candidates, Pennsylvania is seeing increased political television ads. According to a Daily News/Franklin & Marshall College Poll the race is narrowing. Though Obama still holds a powerful lead of 79 percent in Philadelphia, the candidates are in a virtual tie in the suburbs. The Daily News explains Obama’s strategy to keep his narrowing lead in the state seeks the support of women, young Pennsylvanians, and minorities.

  3. Finding a parody of Mitt Romney’s quote “Binders full of women,” on a social media site is no difficult task. The phrase that went viral after Tuesday night’s second presidential debate has its own twitter account @Romneys,Binder and a rapidly growing number of Facebook pages. 
You can read more in this Associated Press article.
But for the Republican presidential candidate, who trails currently trails 9 points behind President Obama in support from women, the internet craze in no laughing matter. Ann Romney recently reached out to women in Pennsylvania.

    Finding a parody of Mitt Romney’s quote “Binders full of women,” on a social media site is no difficult task. The phrase that went viral after Tuesday night’s second presidential debate has its own twitter account @Romneys,Binder and a rapidly growing number of Facebook pages. 

    You can read more in this Associated Press article.

    But for the Republican presidential candidate, who trails currently trails 9 points behind President Obama in support from women, the internet craze in no laughing matter. Ann Romney recently reached out to women in Pennsylvania.

    (via huffingtonpost)

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  4. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) will hold two “Women for Romney” events in Montgomery and Cumberland Counties in Pennsylvania on Tuesday.

    Her visit comes one day after Second Lady Jill Biden and DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz spoke at a Women for Obama rally in Pittsburgh

  5. Not only are women watching this election … we’re going to do everything in our power to elect leaders who support women’s health.”

    - Cianti Stewart-Reid, executive director of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia at a rally on Sunday in downtown Richmond. Virginia’s women voters could become integral to Mitt Romney and Barack Obama’s campaigns, especially after the state’s turbulent General Assembly session that put women’s rights issues at the forefront of Virginia politics. (via The Richmond Times-Dispatch)

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  6. Regardless of who you support, which candidate do you trust to do a better job addressing women’s issues – Obama or Romney? Why?

    "Barack Obama.  Democrats/liberals usually focus on those issues more than Republicans."

     Scott Minichiello, Financial Advisor

      Age 29

      Conservative Republican

    "Obama would better support women’s rights everywhere."

     Venise Lyons, Student

      Age 22

      Democrat

    "Barack Obama because of the legislation he supports…Evidence with the passage of Obamacare and the stipulation that women can’t be charged more for health care with things like birth control tells me he seems to support women’s issues."

    Pascale, Coordinator for a Nonprofit Organization

    Age 23

    Democrat

    See more voters’ responses to who would do a better job handling women’s issues on our Liberty, through the lens project

  7. Former Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) launched  two television ads targeting women and independents on Thursday, as his race with former Gov. Tim Kaine (D) heats up. 

    Allen’s ads follow one from President Obama that aired this week in Virginia, which also focused on women.

    Earlier in May a poll conducted by the Washington Post showed Kaine held a seven-point lead among women voters. In another ABC News/Washington Post poll conducted in May, Obama also held a seven-point advantage with women over Romney.

    Neither of the ads mention their opponents.

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