Women win office as much as men (but they run less)

  • Article by: LORI STURDEVANT , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 4, 2012 - 7:39 PM

Three out of five men say they expect to run for office someday, compared with just a third of women.

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eman2001Aug. 5, 12 8:44 AM

Sturdivant continues to confuse feminists with female politicians. The vast majority of self-identified feminists lean far to the left, believing that government has the answer to women's and society's problems. My experience with women in the Minnesota legislature tells me that there are many women there who have the opposite belief.

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wwstonewalldAug. 5, 12 9:04 AM

Who cares if they are women, men, white, black, hispanic, asian, gay, straight as long as they show fiscal constraint.

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FrankLAug. 5, 12 9:39 PM

She's right about one thing, not enough women run. Take a look at the next election, and see how many candidates run unopposed. Where are the women candidates? The feminists talk big, but they don't follow through.

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HenryRhettAug. 6, 12 2:46 PM

Question: Have there been any studies or is there any empirical evidence suggesting that having equal representation by women in elective governmental positions results in better government? If so, this is an important article. If not, this article is a total waste of time.

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