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Jesus Malverde

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Mon Dec 23, 2013, 02:49 AM Dec 2013

GOP lead in female governors targeted

The Democratic Party claims to be the natural home for women. The numbers tell another story when it comes to the nation’s governors.

Republicans, four women: Jan Brewer in Arizona, Susana Martinez in New Mexico, Mary Fallin in Oklahoma, and Nikki Haley in South Carolina. Democrats: Maggie Hassan in New Hampshire.

For the GOP, often accused of waging a ‘‘war on women,’’ this advantage offers a powerful tool in the competition for female voters.

‘‘We have to show the fact there is no war on women,’’ said Haley, who is in her first term. ‘‘The more Republican women out there, the better our case is.’’

Democratic leaders, backed by national women’s groups, are trying to turn it around in gubernatorial elections next fall that feature no less than six high-profile female candidates. Their goal is to give Hassan, who faces reelection in 2014, some company.


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Massachusetts’ attorney general, Martha Coakley, is trying to become the state’s first female governor elected in a general election.
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