Alison Lundergan Grimes Announces She Will Run Again for KY Secretary of State

Alison Lundergan Grimes Announces She Will Run Again for KY Secretary of State

During a formal press conference today, just one day before the filing deadline, Kentucky’s Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced she will run again for a second term as Secretary of State.  Grimes ran for the U.S. Senate in 2014 against the powerful Majority Leader of the Senate, Mitch McConnell. Alison Lundergan Grimes is…

Iowa Politics News: First Democrat Jumps Into Targeted Race

Iowa Politics News: First Democrat Jumps Into Targeted Race

By Emily Cahn, Roll Call –  Cedar Rapids City Councilwoman Monica Vernon announced her candidacy for Iowa’s 1st District on Thursday, she announced Thursday, marking the first Democrat in a race that will top the party’s target list in 2016. “Northeast Iowans deserve a representative in Congress with a track record of solving problems and getting…

California Atty. Gen. Harris to announce U.S. Senate bid on Tuesday

California Atty. Gen. Harris to announce U.S. Senate bid on Tuesday

LA Times – California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris will announce Tuesday that she is running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer, according to a Harris advisor. Lt. Gov. Newsom passes on Senate run for Boxer seat.”She’s not testing the waters. She’s charting the course. She’s in with both feet,” said the…

POLITICO Magazine: The Secret History of Women in the Senate

POLITICO Magazine: The Secret History of Women in the Senate

Kay Hagan just wanted to swim. It was late   2008, and the Democrat was newly arrived on Capitol Hill as North Carolina’s junior senator-elect. But Hagan was told that the Senate pool was males-only. Why? Because some of the male senators liked to swim naked. It took an intervention by Senator Chuck Schumer, head of…

Washington D.C.’s Power Women on Meet the Press

Washington D.C.’s Power Women on Meet the Press

The women who are running Washington D.C. were on Meet the Press on Sunday.  The new Mayor Muriel Bowser, Chancellor Kaya Henderson and Chief of Police Cathy Lanier talked about their roles in running Washington, D.C. View the the interview online if you missed it:  http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/women-charge-washington-d-c-n279331