The GOP's leading candidate, Donald Trump, has professed often that he loves or likes "the blacks" throughout his campaign. In recent weeks Trump is taking steps towards securing 100-percent of the black vote. He is even trying not to call African-Americans, "the blacks" anymore to further this plan. ...more
Today the Republican National Committee launched: “In Focus: The Republican Field,” a video series highlighting the most diverse and accomplished field of candidates in history. The series gives voters an exclusive and unfiltered look at the GOP’s deep and inspirational bench of candidates.So far, nine candidates have sat down for a one-on-one interview with the RNC’s Tara Wall....more
Last month, when I read that Cosmopolitan was going to use their platform to get women more engaged in this election, I was hopeful that maybe, just maybe, this women's magazine would take a different approach than other media outlets and recognize that women aren't all of one mind. We're not single issue voters or a special interest group. We're the majority of voters, and care about all the issues.
Primary elections taking place across the country beginning in May might seem like business as usual. But I've sifted through the coverage and found five Republican women to watch this campaign season. This diverse list of political dark horses gives me some hope about the future of women in the Republican Party, especially if they can pull out some victories come Election Day.Read on for my picks... ...more
Could the Nevada Republican platform be a bellwether of the GOP making its big tent more welcoming to women and gays? Nevada Republican Party conventioneers on Saturday adopted a platform without opposition to abortion and gay marriage - a landmark victory for party moderates who view the party as needing a more populist position to remain competitive with voters....more
Despite former Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin giving the keynote address at CPAC -- the Conservative Political Action Conference -- last weekend, the top straw poll picks for presidential candidates in 2016 were all men: Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, Chris Christie. Thrilling....more
Today the Republican National Committee, alongside the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee, the Republican Governors Association, the Republican State Leadership Committee, the College Republican National Committee, and female leaders from the state and national levels, will announce an initiative to get more Republican women into office.We’re calling it, “Women on the Right UNITE.” This is absolutely critical work. America needs more women in public office, and Republicans are making a commitment to do our part....more
Hey, girl. The GOP wants you... to have worker comp time.House Republicans, led by Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL), recently spent $20,000 to purchase banner ads on more than 100 websites aimed at women, specifically working moms -- including blogs in the BlogHer network, MarthaStewart.com and Ikeafans.com....more
Republican women pushed back Wednesday after the full House Republican conference approved 19 white, all-male chairman picks recommended by Speaker John Boehner as the GOP reflects on its relevance to a diversifying America.
Outgoing Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman Illeana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) told The Hill: "It's not over yet. There's still two committees open."...more