The Blue Wave Wears Pink Pussy Hats, Part Infinity

The Axios morning email thingie gives us some amazing numbers of the Pink Power wave that is coming:

Women military veterans are among the record number of female candidates running for office, AP’s Laurie Kellman and Bill Barrow report:

In Congress, veterans account for just 1 in 5 lawmakers. Four of the 535 members of Congress are female military veterans.

“Most of the candidates are Democrats and many are mothers. Some have retired and are looking for other ways to serve.”

“The female veterans claim expertise in national security and veterans issues, with a track record of thriving in institutions dominated by men.”

However, even in election cash, women still “earn” less than men? Why am I not surprised:

P.S. Female candidates lag behind men in campaign cash, the WashPost’s Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Anu Narayanswamy report:

“Men running for the House had collected almost 17 percent more on average than their female counterparts by the end of June, The Post found in [an] examination of candidates who [raised] at least $50,000.”

But you want to see what democracy looks like:

“One group of female candidates who outraised their male counterparts: Democratic women seeking office in districts that lean left — a sign of the enthusiasm in the base to support women this year. In those districts, women collected an average of $97,000 more than men.”

I, for one, welcome our new ovary-bearing overlords.

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4 Responses to The Blue Wave Wears Pink Pussy Hats, Part Infinity

  1. Dennis Cole says:

    That many women candidates should give men a pause. (Ouch!)

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  2. Jules MomCat says:

    …and no matter how hard they try, they couldn’t possible beat the Rethuglikan men’s record of accomplishing next-to-nothing worthwhile.

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  3. w3ski4me says:

    Go democratic women, Please, go and win.
    w3ski

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