Wednesday, November 02, 2011

"Senate Women Face High Stakes In 2012"

Sens. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) at a press conference on Planned Parenthood on April 13, 2011.

Amanda Terkel (HuffPo):
Democratic recruitment efforts for the Senate are being led by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), the chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee who is also the sole woman on the super committee charged with deficit reduction. In May, she and other Democratic senators -- both male and female -- held a press conference to try to ensure that the needs of women and families were considered during budget negotiations.

"I don't just want to keep our majority, I want to build on our majority with more women voices that represent this country and are able to forge solutions to the problems we face," said Murray. "Recruiting and electing more women to the Senate is not only the right thing for our party, but more importantly I think it is critical for the direction of our country." MORE...

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