As stated yesterday, the odds of two Democratic women Senators keeping their seats is highly likely–Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire and Kay Hagan in North Carolina.
Since the Democrats are bound to lose some seats in the US Senate, this is a good omen, but it is added to by the strong likelihood of two women running for the Senate in “Red” states, Kentucky and Georgia, who are seen as new women members of the upper chamber.
These are Alison Lundergan Grimes of Kentucky and Michelle Nunn of Georgia, who will counteract the likely loss of Democratic seats in Alaska, Arkansas and Louisiana.
Grimes has had to fight a rough battle against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, but the top two Kentucky newspapers have endorsed her, and the negativism and nastiness and obstructionism of McConnell makes him the number one target to defeat for Democrats nationwide. McConnell has done nothing for the large poor population, both white and black, in his state, and has been the cheer leader of every attempt to prevent Barack Obama from having any success in his time in the Presidency. In that, McConnell has failed, and it will be a glorious moment when he is forced to concede to Grimes, who has proved she is a tough lady, and that she will be a positive force in the Senate over the next six years.
Michelle Nunn, daughter of respected former Senator Sam Nunn, has run an excellent race against business David Perdue, who brags about his success at outsourcing jobs. Nunn is ahead in most polls, and is very competent and qualified, and like Grimes, is seen as likely to win, and this blogger predicts their success, along with Shaheen in New Hampshire and Hagan in North Carolina.
Tomorrow, we will look at three highly endangered seats–in Alaska, Arkansas, and Louisiana.
This country has women than men.
In recent presidential elections, typical result now for turnout has women outnumbering men between four to six percentage points. (Something like 53 percent for women and 47 percent of men.)
There is no logical and worthy excuse for why the U.S. hasn’t elected a female president and why women don’t outnumber men with seats in both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House.
Part of what explains why this has been continuing is that women are not getting involved in becoming politicians anywhere near the level they should have reachedâ€”even in this current year 2014.
It is ridiculous, yes; but I would also say it is damaging. And I don’t have to get to explicit personal with explaining why this is an important issue.