The Gillibrand Test Case for Women in Politics
New York Times | Lisa Lerer
During the Democratic primary debates, [Kirsten Gillibrand] proactively brought up topics relating to issues like gender dynamics and reproductive rights, more than nearly all the other candidates, according to an analysis by the Women and Politics Institute at American University and the Barbara Lee Family Foundation, which studies and supports women in politics.
Those moments and others like them, when she leaned the most into her feminist credentials, were the times when her campaign got the most traction, say strategists and those who study women and political power.
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