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Why moving on from the “beer test” is good news for women candidates

  Contests for one-on-one sit downs with presidential candidates have long been a fundraising tactic for campaigns, and a way to generate buzz. This crop of candidates is no exception: Pizza with Pete; Grab a Beer (or Coffee or Tea or Whatever) With Elizabeth; Win Dinner with President Trump. But it begs the question: do …

Why “Women’s Issues” Is a Misnomer

  The race to 2020 has seen a record number of women candidates, women on the debate stage and a DNC rule which requires at least one woman moderator for every primary debate. But, despite these historic accomplishments, “women’s issues” are almost invisible when it comes to the past four debate stages. Perhaps the problem …

Credit where credit is due?

  There were many heated exchanges on last week’s debate stage. But one, in particular, stood out to us, and to many women watching across the country, between Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden. If you were watching, you know the one we’re talking about. If you missed it, you can watch the exchange here: Here’s …

Media Round Up: October Debate Edition

  Happy Friday! Welcome to our Media Round Up: Debate Edition. Each week we’re collecting and sharing our favorite gender + politics stories. Here’s what caught our eye this week: It’s Time to Start Asking Candidates Better Questions in the Presidential Debates By Stephanie Eckardt, W Magazine This Tuesday, twelve Democratic candidates took to the …

When Losing is Winning: What Returning Female Candidates Gain From Previous Campaigns

  What do former candidates Gina Ortiz Jones, Hiral Tipirneni, and Young Kim all have in common? They are women of color making another attempt to win a congressional seat. If elected in 2020, these female candidates (and many others across the nation) will help address the disproportionately low numbers of women of color in …

Gender on the Debate Stage: October Numbers

  For a full recap of the October Westerville, Ohio debate numbers, head here. With the addition of Tulsi Gabbard to the list of qualifying candidates, last night’s CNN/NYT Democratic debate in Westerville, Ohio featured a record number of female presidential candidates on the same stage.  Gabbard joined eight men and the three other female …

October #DemDebate: Top Tweets

  Twelve of the Democratic candidates for President faced off last night in the fourth debate of the 2020 cycle, and as always, the Internet had a lot to say. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite tweets here, enjoy! (And if you’re feeling nostalgic, June, July, and September Tweets are here!) Another fun fact: …

October Debate: What We Saw

  The fourth Democratic debate featured 12 candidates, the largest field we’ve seen on one stage yet, and a record number of women candidates. Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Amy Klobuchar, and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard showed the importance of having multiple women with different points on view on stage. The Barbara Lee Family …

The Hill’s Campaign Report: Impeachment fight to take center stage at Dem debate

ON THE DEBATE RADAR: Democrats are prepping to travel to Westerville, Ohio, for the party’s primary debate on Tuesday. The New York Times, which is hosting the forum along with CNN, is billing it as the “Biggest.Debate.Ever.” The debate will feature 12 candidates on one stage at Westerville’s Otterbein University. While this debate may seem like …

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