The Washington Post: “Candidate can use campaign funds to pay for babysitter, FEC rules”

“Women candidates are walking a tightrope,” Hunter said. “Voters have a lot more scrutiny when it comes to women candidates than they do when it comes to male candidates.” She said it will take further research to tell whether the increasing number of female candidates, especially those running for office while their children are young […]

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NPR: “Do Women Candidates Have An Advantage In 2018?”

“We found that, in our research, Democratic women candidates amplify traditional Democratic advantages on issues like health care and education,” said Amanda Hunter, communications director at the nonprofit Barbara Lee Family Foundation, which conducted that study. “However, they’re still weak on traditionally weak [Democratic] issues like the economy and national security.”

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Yahoo News: “On gender, candidates in the Trump era negotiate a changed landscape”

“Since Trump and his appeal to toxic masculinity, and then the response to that in the form of #MeToo, there’s been a shift,” says Erin Cassese, an associate professor of political science at West Virginia University whose research focuses on gender in politics. “People feel more strongly about what men and women should and should […]

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