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9 political campaign tips – The Campaign Workshop

POLITICAL CAMPAIGN TIPS: #WINNING Good political campaign advice can help get a campaign a good start. Here are 9 essential bits of political campaign advice to get your campaign moving in the right direction: 1. Don’t run unless you have a chance to win. There is a political campaign legend that if you run enough…Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading

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-n279331Continue Reading

New York’s New Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul Sworn In

New York’s new lt. governor, former Congresswoman from Buffalo, Kathy Hochul, was sworn into office on New Year’s Day. She delivered an inaugural address at noon at One World Trade Center. New York state has had very few women serve in statewide elected office. Hochul becomes New York’s third woman lt. governor. From Capital Reports…Continue Reading

D.C.’s new mayor-elect, Muriel Bowser appoints general counsel, other senior aides – The Washington Post

Washington Post –Mayor-elect Muriel E. Bowser named several senior aides Tuesday, including the leader of a well-respected network of public-interest nonprofit policy centers to serve as her chief legal counsel. Betsy Cavendish will leave the presidency of Appleseed to join the District government as the mayor’s general counsel. She becomes the second person in that…Continue Reading

Celebrating a year of progress for women in politics

104 Women to Serve in Congress By Kathy Groob, Founder ElectWomen- Often we tend to focus on disappointments rather than accomplishments, as there were many heartbreaking losses this year for women candidates.  It would have been wonderful to see Michelle Nunn, Alison Lundergan-Grimes and Natalie Tennant in the United States Senate. And we will miss…Continue Reading

There Are More Women In Congress Now Than Ever

Huffington Post – American voters brought Congress to a historical breaking point in this year’s midterm elections, as the number of women serving in the U.S. House and Senate hit representation in the triple digits for the first time ever with the election of Democrat Alma Adams.Online research engine FindTheBest collected data on female representation…Continue Reading