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For Republican Women, 2010 Is Already A Huge Year

by Lisa Mathias

NPR recently featured The WG’s Kristen Soltis in a story on Republican women choosing to run for public office in 2010. Soltis comments on how former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin isn’t the only reason why women are looking to politics in larger numbers than before:

But GOP strategists are careful to note that while Palin, a controversial figure in her own party, has inspired some, the new class of conservative female candidates has largely been motivated by the economy and fervent opposition to the Obama administration’s agenda.
“I certainly don’t think that Sarah Palin has had nothing to do with this,” Soltis says, “but it is the huge concerns about the economy and unemployment that are energizing people across the board — including Republican women.”

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