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Florida Republican women open new front in vote ‘war’

by John Kennedy | August 8th, 2012

With Democrats fueling campaign talk of the Republican Party’s alleged war on women, a leading Florida GOP group Wednesday launched its own campaign to promote Republican women candidates and officeholders.

The Florida Federation of Republican Women announced its 2012 Women to Watch list, headed by Attorney General Pam Bondi and Lieutenant Gov. Jennifer Carroll, the first women elected to the posts in Florida.

 The goal of the campaign is to help women candidates find role models and campaign strategies based on the success of those Republican women already in office, said Cindy Graves, president of the federation.

“As in the case of the attorney general and lieutenant governor, each ran completely different campaigns as one was a political newcomer and the other a seasoned politician running as part of a ticket, but both campaigns were well organized, well funded and driven by confident women candidates who not only worked tirelessly but utilized every resource available and built huge consensus among Republicans and ultimately won,” Graves said.

The effort’s web site is here: www.ffrw.net 

 Florida Republicans are pushing back even as Obama campaigns in Colorado where in prepared remarks he is expected to criticize rival Mitt Romney for being out of touch with female voters and looking to “turn back the clock on decades of progress” with his policies.

Obama is scheduled to be introduced by Georgetown University Law School graduate and health care advocate Sandra Fluke, who gained national attention earlier this year after being ridiculed by conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh.

Limbaugh in March called Fluke a “prostitute” and “slut” after she testified before Congress in support of full insurance coverage for birth control, even if a church-affiliated employer objects. He later apologized.

Obama is expected to emphasize Tuesday the role the Affordable Care Act will play in promoting women’s health. Polls show Obama heavily favored over Romney among women in key swing states including Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

 

 

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4 Responses to “Florida Republican women open new front in vote ‘war’”

  1. GOP=War on Women! Says:

    Women who vote for Republicans are either misinformed or doing what the Bible tells them to do. That is to be subservient to men. The Republican party has consistently tried to deny women the right to choose and are now even trying to prevent women from even having the right to contraception. Republicans have also prevented legislation from passing that would give women the right to equal pay for equal work. This is just for starters. Please think about what the Republicans have tried to do to keep woman from being able to enjoy equality in America. The Republicans just can’t relate to women as equal partners!

  2. Syphoning off $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Says:

    Same old tired refrain from democrats.

    When I contribute to Breast Cancer, I don’t want part of that donation going to Planned Parenthood.

    I want the money to go to BREAST CANCER!

    As for abortion, keep aborting, then you’ll be in the minority.

  3. farets Says:

    The Republican party has consistently tried to deny women the right to choose and are now even trying to prevent women from even having the right to contraception.

  4. regas Says:

    Georgetown University Law School graduate and health care

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