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Thomsen discusses lack of Republican women in Congress in Washington Post

June 20, 2017

The Washington Post

Thomsen,-DanielleDanielle Thomsen's article, "This explains why there are so few Republican women in Congress," was published in the Washington Post. Thomsen and her co-author suggest that money is the reason for the disparity between Republican and Democratic women in Congress. "In the Democratic Party, female donors disproportionately make it a priority to boost female candidates, giving to Democratic women running for office," say Thomsen and Swers. "That’s not so for Republicans, where both male and female donors make ideology a priority and pay no attention to candidates’ gender. Thus, no group of Republican donors is particularly committed to electing women." 06/20/17

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