Page 2 of 2 Previous

Continued: GOP is hunting for women candidates

  • Article by: CHUCK RAASCH , St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • Last update: May 10, 2014 - 9:30 PM

Two women that she supported in Florida special House elections this year lost. In one, money helped make the difference — a challenge for GOP women trying to compete.

In one, businessman Curt Clawson lent his campaign $2.6 million and defeated former Florida Senate Majority Leader Lizbeth Benacquisto. In April, Republican David Jolly won a special election to replace the late Rep. Bill Young, R-Fla., after Jolly defeated former state Rep. Kathleen Peters in a GOP primary.

Wagner disagreed with critics who say the GOP has a relatively weak bench, with a lack of Republican women in state and local offices.

“What I am looking for in recruiting” are “farmers, doctors, members of the military, grandmas,” she said. “I would much rather have women with real-world experience.”

  • related content

  • Utah Republican congressional candidate Mia Love, who locked up her party’s nomination in April, is making a repeat bid to replace Democrat Jim Matheson in Congress. She is favored to become the first black female Republican in the House.

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close