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« on: September 22, 2009, 10:13:07 pm »
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I just notice, it seems like alot more women are running and could win senate/governor races and alot of them are Republican women. Could 2010 be the start of something new for Republican women?
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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2009, 10:17:39 pm »
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Most certainly possible. It seems that the Republican leadership and Republican base has made a decision to explicitly embrace and encourage women, and this has given a lot of Republican women the courage to announce runs for office.
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2009, 10:21:17 pm »
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California Republicans can hope to do well with CEOs of large multi-national corporations with Whitman and Fiorna, but they won't do so great with other types of people.
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2009, 09:22:52 am »
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Democratic Women (2010)
Governor-
1)FL(Sink)
2)NM(Denish)
3)VT(Markowitz)
4)WI(Lawton)
US Senator
5)MO(Carnahan)
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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2009, 09:53:21 am »
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MA: I would have loved to see Vicki Kennedy taking the interim senate position, but Coakly will do just fine. and Brunner, will have to win an uphill battle against Fisher still a possibility.
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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2009, 10:01:18 am »
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I just notice, it seems like alot more women are running and could win senate/governor races and alot of them are Republican women. Could 2010 be the start of something new for Republican women?

There is a lot of opportunity for Republican women in the Northeast, simply because being a woman makes you look more moderate (or makes it "more okay" that you're pro-life).  You simply can't run a statewide Gov/LG ticket up here without one of the candidates being a woman.
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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2009, 02:54:04 pm »
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I just notice, it seems like alot more women are running and could win senate/governor races and alot of them are Republican women. Could 2010 be the start of something new for Republican women?

There is a lot of opportunity for Republican women in the Northeast, simply because being a woman makes you look more moderate (or makes it "more okay" that you're pro-life).  You simply can't run a statewide Gov/LG ticket up here without one of the candidates being a woman.

Also you have states like: NC, GA, TN, OK and FL who all have women running or could run for higher office like Senate/Governor seats.
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« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2009, 03:27:31 pm »
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Democratic Women (2010)
Governor-
1)FL(Sink)
2)NM(Denish)
3)VT(Markowitz)
4)WI(Lawton)
US Senator
5)MO(Carnahan)

Republican Women(2010)
Governor-
Mary Falin(OK)
Meg Whitman(CA)
Kay B Huchinson(TX)
Niki Haley(SC)

Senate-
Kelly Ayotte(NH)
Jane Norton(CO)
Carly Fiorina(CA)
Linda McMahon(CT)
Sue Lowden(NV) Maybe?

Feel free to add to the list
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« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2009, 05:16:18 pm »
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I think this list pretty much covers the likely female candidates that have a non-negligible shot at having an impact on the race. The ones in bold are who I think have the best odds at actually winning their respective races (within this list).

Senate:

Cheryle Robinson (D-IL)
Martha Coakley (D-MA)
Robin Carnahan (D-MO)

Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) - facing election for the first time
Elaine Marshall (D-NC)
Jennifer Brunner (D-OH)

Carly Fiorina (R-CA)
Jane Norton (R-CO)
Linda McMahon (R-CT)
Sue Lowden (R-NV)
Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)

Elizabeth Ames Jones (R-TX)
Florence Shapiro (R-TX)


Coakley, Gillibrand, and Carnahan will likely win. Brunner and Robinson will probably lose their primaries and Marshall will come up short in the general.  Ayotte, Norton, and Lowden seem like strong Republican candidates but are too unknown to predict. Fiorina and McMahon are interesting but I can't see them putting up much of a fight, though I'd love to be surprised by Linda. The Republican primary in the Texas special election will be too much of an insane bloodbath to judge now.


Governor:

Susan Bysiewicz (D-CT)
Alex Sink (D-FL)
Elizabeth Mitchell (D-ME)
Diane Denish (D-NM)

Catherine Corez Masto (D-NV)
Kate Marshall (D-NV)
Jari Askins (D-OK)
Deborah Markowitz (D-VT)
Barbara Lawton (D-WI)

Kay Ivey (R-AL)
Jan Brewer (R-AZ)
Meg Whitman (R-CA)
Karen Handel (R-GA)

Pat Anderson (R-MN)
Susana Martinezna (R-NM)
Mary Fallin (R-OK)
Nikki Haley (R-SC)
Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX)



Hutchison, Denish, Fallin, and Handel are major frontrunners. Lawton and Markowitz seem to be as well, though I don't know much about those races. Whitman is a longshot but since she's a new face, a lot will depend on her campaign. The others probably won't make it through their primaries.



I like seeing more women entering high profile races. There are only four women governors right now, three of which are generally accepted as unimpressive. And two weren't even initially elected.
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« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2009, 09:57:46 pm »
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I think this list pretty much covers the likely female candidates that have a non-negligible shot at having an impact on the race. The ones in bold are who I think have the best odds at actually winning their respective races (within this list).

Senate:

Cheryle Robinson (D-IL)
Martha Coakley (D-MA)
Robin Carnahan (D-MO)

Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) - facing election for the first time
Elaine Marshall (D-NC)
Jennifer Brunner (D-OH)

Carly Fiorina (R-CA)
Jane Norton (R-CO)
Linda McMahon (R-CT)
Sue Lowden (R-NV)
Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)

Elizabeth Ames Jones (R-TX)
Florence Shapiro (R-TX)


Coakley, Gillibrand, and Carnahan will likely win. Brunner and Robinson will probably lose their primaries and Marshall will come up short in the general.  Ayotte, Norton, and Lowden seem like strong Republican candidates but are too unknown to predict. Fiorina and McMahon are interesting but I can't see them putting up much of a fight, though I'd love to be surprised by Linda. The Republican primary in the Texas special election will be too much of an insane bloodbath to judge now.


Governor:

Susan Bysiewicz (D-CT)
Alex Sink (D-FL)
Elizabeth Mitchell (D-ME)
Diane Denish (D-NM)

Catherine Corez Masto (D-NV)
Kate Marshall (D-NV)
Jari Askins (D-OK)
Deborah Markowitz (D-VT)
Barbara Lawton (D-WI)

Kay Ivey (R-AL)
Jan Brewer (R-AZ)
Meg Whitman (R-CA)
Karen Handel (R-GA)

Pat Anderson (R-MN)
Susana Martinezna (R-NM)
Mary Fallin (R-OK)
Nikki Haley (R-SC)
Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX)



Hutchison, Denish, Fallin, and Handel are major frontrunners. Lawton and Markowitz seem to be as well, though I don't know much about those races. Whitman is a longshot but since she's a new face, a lot will depend on her campaign. The others probably won't make it through their primaries.



I like seeing more women entering high profile races. There are only four women governors right now, three of which are generally accepted as unimpressive. And two weren't even initially elected.

There's one other woman I can think of who's running for governor--Debra Medina (R-TX). She has no chance against Hutchison and/or Perry, of course, and actively pushing for Texas to secede from the union won't exactly endear herself to many people (then again, it has before, I guess)
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« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2009, 05:19:31 am »
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If Hailey wins the Republican Nomination in 2010, she's kick Jim Rex's ass.
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