UPDATES AT BOTTOM OF POST, NEWEST AT THE TOPAlex Sink (D) vs. Rick Scott (R) in Florida [UPDATE: Not called as of 7:45am 11:20am Sink concedes, Scott wins 11/3/10]BlogHer.com's Sarah Granger called this race hot in late September and it's still as hot as ever:...more
BlogHer reached out to women candidates running in tight races this election cycle -- here at BlogHer.com and on Facebook and Twitter. After collecting the questions, we sent six to each candidate. Dina Titus, running for Congress in Nevada's 3rd District, answered questions from the BlogHer community here:
1) What are your thoughts on how to make Nevada energy and water efficient?
BlogHer has partnered with 10Questions, a project of the Personal Democracy Forum, to bring citizens' questions to political candidates.
Here, we put the spotlight on some of the answers by California Senatorial candidates Barbara Boxer (Democrat) and Carly Fiorina (Republican).
Question: Net Neutrality
BlogHer reached out to women candidates running in tight races this election cycle -- here at BlogHer.com, on Facebook and Twitter. After collecting the questions, we sent six to each candidate. Suzan DelBene, running for Congress in Washington's 8th District, answered questions from the BlogHer community here:
1) You're a supporter of fiscal responsibility and corporate oversight. What about government responsibility and oversight? Will you work toward greater transparency in government?
BlogHer reached out to women candidates running in tight races this election cycle -- here at BlogHer.com and on Facebook and Twitter. After collecting the questions, we sent six to each candidate. Stephene Moore, running for Congress in Kansas's 3rd District, answered questions from the BlogHer community here:
1) How does your experience as a nurse translate to being a legislator?
Why no, he didn't mean "hottest" like "she takes a stand on the hottest issues" including cyber security and health care.
According to Maggie Haberman at Politico.com, this happened yesterday at a fundraiser for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid:
Back in June, we reported on the effort of Diane Abbott, Britain's first black female member of Parliament, to get on the ballot for leadership of the Labour Pary. While some observers scoffed at the prospect that the veteran back-bencher could beat out better financed candidates who had served in previous Labour governments, Abbott did succeed in becoming the only female candidate for Party leader on the ballot. Voting began September 1st and will continue through most of the month under a scheme that accords weight to individual party members, organizations, and MPs. The winner will be announced at the Party's national conference September 26-30.
In a week that saw the launch of a funded, organized, coordinated effort to help us get at the roots of sexism (check out Name It. Change It), we also get Sarah Palin demonstrating the carelessness with which she's accused many others in using sexist rhetoric. From CNN Politicalticker:...more
But not everyone should run. Over the years, I’ve seen workshops like these encourage women who lack the skills/temperament/politics which are a good fit for their district take up supporters’ time and money on doomed campaigns. Every successful woman candidate needs a good team behind her and that’s the role I’ve played, but I have become increasingly resentful of candidates with little or no chance to win asking me for my time/money.
Tuesday, I had the opportunity to talk with Carly Fiorina, candidate for U.S. Senate from California and former CEO of Hewlett-Packard. We had twenty minutes for questions from the BlogHer community, and the conversation covered a wide range of topics including leadership, the economy, immigration, women's rights, political advertising (remember Demon Sheep?), and Sarah Palin.