Fur Flies Between Coons and O'Donnell in Delaware Senate Debate

Christine O'Donnell quickly made a name for herself in this year's election as a mini-Palin, due to a similar hairstyle and some nonsensical remarks, but last night, she fought hard in her own way during the Delaware Senate debate. Shown on CNN and CNN.com, O'Donnell, a marketing consultant and the Republican candidate to fill Vice President Biden's open seat, went up against Chris Coons, Democratic nominee, an attorney and county council officer. ...more

Good point Melissa! And if the polls are to be believed, it looks like the voters of Delaware ...more

3 Incumbents Who Voted Against Women's Health and Now Need to Be Voted Out

In 2002, the New York State Senate voted on the Women’s Health and Wellness Act....more

Meg Whitman's Latino Problem

California candidate for governor, Meg Whitman, has been in the hot seat since last week when her former housekeeper, Nicky Santillan, made allegations that she was mistreated, and oh by the way, the housekeeper was here working for them illegally. Next thing you know, Whitman's on stage in a Spanish language debate, being asked about immigration and the DREAM Act. That's when it got really ugly. ...more

I’m a liberal Democrat (not from CA) and I’m rooting for Jerry Brown. I don’t like the way ...more

Why Redistricting is a Women's Issue

Although Barbara Bartoletti of the NY League of Women Voters apparently admitted yesterday that redistricting isn’t the sexiest of topics, it is one that has a big impact on women in New York (and in other states across the nation!).  Redistricting happens every ten years, when the new census results are received and districts need to be readjusted to account for population changes.  At least that’s the theory.  In practice in...more

Why Women Legislators Matter

In a column in the New York Times this summer, Nicholas Kristoff wrote, “Nearly all of us root for fairness, not for our own sex,” and I think most people agree that there is a fundamental fairness to wanting a legislature that  reflects the full range of people living in the state....more

Women Candidates Demand Opponents Disavow Extremist Gubernatorial Candidate

Women candidates for the New York State Senate like Didi Barrett, Joanne Yepsen, Robin Wilt, and Jennifer Maertz, have been calling on their Republican opponents to disavow the Rep...more

Getting New York Above 16%

Crossposted at 16% and Rising Women currently make up only 16% of the New York State Senate—that’s only 10 out of 62.  The only states with legislatures more heavily dominated by men? Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina.*...more

Questions for Carly Fiorina? Go Ahead and Ask

Carly Fiorina stirred up a flurry of controversy, first as CEO of HP, and now as the Republican candidate running to unseat Barbara Boxer, the U.S. Senator from California. We're pleased to announce our interview with Ms. Fiorina this Tuesday on behalf of the BlogHer community. So that begs the question: what should we ask? ...more

Thank you everyone for your great questions. I don't have enough time to ask them all, but ...more

OFFICIAL BLOGHER '10 LIVEBLOG: White House Project Invitation to Run and Closing Remarks

Welcome to the liveblog of the White House Project panel: Invitation to Run and Closing Remarks. Marie Wilson began by commending the women who have spoken today and saying how appreciative she is of everyone who was here today. We can train people to be confident, in addition to just the skills. And what breaks that confidence down is what people fear will come back at them. When you're in public office, people call to ask you "what did you do that for?" ...more

OFFICIAL BLOGHER '10 LIVEBLOG: White House Project Training Session – Your Campaign Blueprint

Welcome to the liveblog of the White House Project panel: White House Project Training Session – Your Campaign Blueprint. Kathryn started her presentation asking who has run, wants to run, etc. to get a sense of the audience. She asked us to consider putting laptops down. (I think maybe three people did.) ...more

This is fantastic content! Thanks so much for sharing with those of us at home. Looking ...more