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Surge of female candidates reshapes Democratic Party

A string of victories for women in primary elections across the country is beginning to reshape the face of the Democratic Party and accelerate a conversation about its future — with consequences that reach well beyond the 2018 [...]
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Female candidates take on taboos in new campaign ads

From breastfeeding on camera to sharing intimate stories of sexual abuse, women running for office are turning campaign norms — and long-held gender stereotypes — on their head with a flurry of new ads that highlight once [...]
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Challenge for female candidates: ‘It’s hard to beat an incumbent, period’

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Political newcomer Marie Newman had millions of dollars in outside spending behind her and the full embrace of women’s and abortion rights groups — and still came 2,000 votes shy of knocking off Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) last week. But [...]
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Candidates shoot for March Madness bump

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Candidates looking for their “One Shining Moment” are blanketing the airwaves with campaign ads, hoping to tap into the frenzy of attention surrounding this month’s NCAA basketball tournament. It’s a pricey strategy since the March [...]
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How a New Wave of Female Candidates Is Training to Fight the Trolls

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Kim Weaver first saw the Facebook post during an otherwise normal work meeting in Des Moines. “Just wait till the day of the rope, when traitors like you get what you deserve,” a Twitter user had written to Weaver, then a [...]
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Candidates chase their ’15 minutes’ — and buckets of cash

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Andrew Janz’s turn in the spotlight came one Friday early this month, and he didn’t have to do much to earn it. The Fresno prosecutor challenging Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) raised more than $ 100,000 over a two-day period [...]
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Women candidates hit a wall in California

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LOS ANGELES — If 2018 is The Year of the Woman, nobody told California. In the biggest blue state on the map, the only woman running for governor, former state schools chief Delaine Eastin, is polling in single digits. London Breed, the [...]
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Quebec university defends asking job candidates about menstruation, HIV status

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MONTREAL – A Quebec City university is being criticized for a questionnaire that required job candidates to reveal whether they’ve been tested for HIV, the date they last menstruated and whether they’ve been treated for cancer. Universite [...]
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Roy Moore may have lost, but Breitbart’s Steve Bannon has a field of awful candidates ready for 2018

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Steve Bannon(Credit: AP/Brynn Anderson/Salon) Here are some of the racist, conspiratorial, and misinforming candidates Bannon has thrown his weight behind Grace Bennett, Media Matters2018-01-15T09:00:07Z•2018-01-15T09:00:07Z•0 [...]
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Make America Boring Again: No more celebrity candidates

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The worship of fame — and the pursuit of it by any means necessary — is the ultimate illustration of the ethos central to a consumer economy and society. Fame allows for even a person to become a brand, recognizable commodity and sellable [...]