Democrats Prepare to Wage War for Women Governors in 2014
In numbers of elected women, Democrats are outnumbered by Republicans in one category: female governors. Currently, there are four female Republican governors — Jan Brewer (Ariz.), Susana Martinez (N.M.), Mary Fallin (Okla.), and Nikki Haley (S.C.). Democrats have Maggie Hassan (N.H.).
But the Democrats are looking to change that in 2014, when there will be 36 governor’s races to watch. So far, there are at least nine races with Democratic women running. Republicans are running six candidates in the gubernatorial races. Democrats have the edge when it comes to support from women. Haley told the Associated Press that Republicans need to first ”show the fact there is no war on women.” The “war on women,” is not a talking point reserved for governor’s races, but one used across the Democratic party.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee seized the opportunity to tie the idea to Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) earlier this year, with a graphic. ”A leaked copy of Speaker Boehner’s checklist for convincing women that Congressional Republicans aren’t really as bad as their extreme agenda makes them seem.”