House GOP Disapproval Opens Doors for Women Candidates in 2014
A headline in the Nevada View analyzed Rep. Joe Heck’s (R) “Fallout from Shutting Down Government.” He is also trailing his Democratic opponent, Erin Bilbray, according to the new poll.
EMILY’s List, a group dedicated to electing Democratic women to office, is capitalizing on this moment of deep public disapproval to replace Republican congressmen with women. The group is backing ten women candidates in the 21 congressional districts that are the most vulnerable in 2014— IA-03, NV-03, IL-13, FL-02, CA-31, NY-23, MI-07, FL-13, KY-06, and VA-02. The group’s own polling from May shows that voters believe women are more likely than men to be able to cut through the partisan bickering and put families ahead of politics.
“Imagine replacing the guys responsible for all this gridlock and double speak with Democratic women who are actually running to get things done for the families in their communities,” said Jess McIntosh, a spokesperson for EMILY’s List. “It’s a real possibility - we have very strong women running great races all over the country, and voters who are looking for a new approach.”