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Pryderi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 03:43 PM
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Electwomen.com website launched
http://www.electwomen.com /

Electwomen.com is a blog/website that provides campaign tips, stories and resources to women running for political office or thinking about running for office. Elected women and those who have run for office provide the blog posts and women with and without experience can blog in - ask questions, offer advice and share information.

Women face a unique set of challenges balancing family and career and adding elected public service to the mix can result in extreme stress levels, not to mention, impossible schedules and personal demands.

This site is by women for women, talking, sharing their stories, their advice, and resources for making the decision to run for public office, how to get there and how to be successful.

Contribute your stories, your experiences and advice by e-mail to info@electwomen.com .
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Liquorice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 04:05 PM
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1. I like that site! It's interesting to note that
Mississippi, Vermont, Iowa and Delaware have something in common--none of them has EVER elected a woman to the US house or senate. That is shameful!
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Pryderi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 04:33 PM
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2. Have you ever thought of running for office? :)
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FLAprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 04:36 PM
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3. well in Delaware and Vermont's case you only have 2 senators and a representative
So there hasn't been much of a chance for a woman to get in the ring. Especially considering that Biden/Carper/Castle in DE plus Leahy/Sanders in VT are political mainstays.....no excuse for IA or MS though.
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 04:41 PM
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4. Is that a non-partisan site? Or an RNC site in sheep's clothing? n/t
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Pryderi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 04:43 PM
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5. It's a conservative Democrat, Kathy Groob, that runs the site. Here's more info from the site:
Edited on Fri Jan-23-09 04:46 PM by Pryderi
This site is facilitated by Kathy Groob a businesswomen and a former candidate for the Kentucky Senate. Kathy began her political career in 2000 when she was elected to the Ft. Mitchell City Council. After serving two terms on Council, Kathy ran for the Kentucky Senate and lost by 2,000 votes. At the urging of Kentuckys Governor and party officials, Kathy ran again for the same Senate seat against the 12-year incumbent. Election results show that Kathy lost the 2008 race by 807 votes out of over 41,000 votes but the election results were wrapped in scandal and possible fraud that has left many voters in Kentucky feeling the outcome was less than certain.


Kathy has developed womens initiatives in the workplace by leading and planning leadership programs. She has served as a mentor to several women in the workplace and was a finalist in the Outstanding Women of Northern Kentucky award program.

Kathy has served on numerous community boards and business organizations including being elected to Ft. Mitchell City Council. She has served on the prestigious Northern Kentucky Vision 2015 steering committee and also sits on the KET Regional Fund Board. She was appointed to the Governor Steve Beshear Transition Team in 2007.


Kathy resides in Covington, Kentucky with her husband Jeff and the couple has three children.

Her campaign website is: www.kathygroob.com .
http://www.electwomen.com/?page_id=4
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kgroob Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 10:09 PM
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6. Electwomen site
Thank you for posting www.electwomen.com . I will include a link to the democratic underground on my site. As to the question about my political affiliation, I am a good Democrat living in a very conservative district.
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FLAprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 10:22 PM
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7. welcome to DU...we don't get too many candidates here.
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Pryderi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:19 AM
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8. Yes. Welcome 2 DU!
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