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U.S. House ‘Diversity Gap’ Could Become Wider Than Ever

House Democrats and Republicans have never looked so different, and the GOP could become whiter and more male-dominated this year.

House Democrats and Republicans have never looked so different, and the GOP could become whiter and more male-dominated this year.

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Suntan Lotion, Not ‘Social Issues,’ the Priority on GOP Women2Women Tour

Republicans continue to grapple with ways to attract more women voters, even in reliably conservative states.

Republicans continue to grapple with ways to attract more women voters, even in reliably conservative states.

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Arizona GOP Leader Resigns After Calling for Forced Sterilization of Poor Women

Russell Pearce, the vice president of Arizona’s Republican Party, resigned late Sunday night after advocating for the sterilization of poor women.

“You put me in charge of Medicaid, the first thing I’d do is get Norplant, birth-control implants, or tubal ligations. … Then we’ll test recipients for drugs and alcohol, and if you want to (reproduce) or use drugs or alcohol, then get a job,” Russell Pearce, the vice president of Arizona’s Republican Party, said on Sunday.

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Paycheck Fairness Act Advances in Senate, But GOP Remains Opposed

“I’d like to say with a straight face that Republicans have done a 180 and now would like to support legislation that gives women and their families a fair shot, but it remains to be seen if they’re truly interested in working with us to get this done," Sen. Patty Murray told RH Reality Check.

Republicans let a bill strengthening protections for women against pay discrimination to move forward to floor debate, but that doesn’t mean they will let it pass.

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EMILY’s List Offers Boost to Women Candidates in Republican States

EMILY’s List has thrown its support behind Michelle Nunn (above) in hopes that she is elected the first-ever woman senator from the state, and the first Democrat elected statewide in Georgia since 2000.

EMILY’s List, a political action committee that supports pro-choice women candidates, is putting its weight behind several women candidates running in traditionally conservative states in the midterm elections.

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‘Personhood’ Becomes an Issue in Iowa U.S. Senate Campaign

Bruce Braley released an ad last week criticizing his opponent, Joni Ernst, for her position on so-called fetal personhood and her belief that abortion providers should be treated as criminals.

In the campaign for the state’s U.S. Senate seat, Rep. Bruce Braley released an ad last week criticizing his opponent, state Sen. Joni Ernst, for her position on so-called fetal personhood and her belief that abortion providers should be treated as criminals.

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Wendy Davis Reaches Out to a Critical Voter Bloc: College Students

Wendy Davis speaks at Texas A&M University in College Station Thursday.

At the end of a blisteringly hot early September day, more than 400 students gathered Thursday in the lobby of Rudder Tower on the campus of Texas A&M University. They took refuge from the summer heat waiting to hear a speech from a political candidate who will need their support if she expects to give a victory speech in November.

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Iowa’s Gubernatorial Contest Draws Sharp Contrast on Abortion

Iowa's gubernatorial race pits a virulently anti-choice governor (Terry Branstad, above) against a pro-choice opponent who has a record of supporting the expansion of health care to low-income Iowans.

Iowa’s gubernatorial race pits a virulently anti-choice governor against a pro-choice opponent who has a record of supporting the expansion of health care to low-income Iowans.

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Anti-Choice Colorado Republicans Try to Appeal to Women Voters

“It’s nice to know someone has our back,” states a woman in an ad aired by Rep. Mike Coffman.

Under attack by Democratic opponents for their opposition to abortion, two Republican congressional candidates in Colorado are airing ads designed to appeal to women. The ads are signs, a political analyst says, that the Democrats’ focus on women’s issues is effective.

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Ohio’s Anti-Choice Governor Could Be a Shoo-In for Re-Election

Though the race for the Ohio governor’s seat was initially expected to be close, Democratic candidate Ed FitzGerald’s chances of beating incumbent John Kasich (above) are becoming more and more remote.

Though the race for the Ohio governor’s seat was initially expected to be close, Democratic candidate Ed FitzGerald’s chances of beating incumbent John Kasich are becoming more and more remote.

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