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Mon Feb 12, 2018, 10:16 AM

The #MeToo Movement Is Coming to the Ballot Box This Month

There are eight upcoming special elections to replace disgraced men. Many of the candidates are women.

Tim Murphy
Feb. 12, 2018


On Monday, Minnesota voters will go to the polls for the 16th and 17th special elections of 2018. One district is suburban and leans Democratic; the other is rural and heavily Republican. But both races have one big thing in common: They were triggered by male lawmakers stepping down after allegations of sexual misconduct.

Over the past seven months, at least 14 state and national lawmakers have resigned or announced they will soon retire in the wake of sexual misconduct scandals that are roiling legislatures from California to Maine to Washington, DC. The result is a frenzy of special elections—and a mini-wave of women running to fill those seats. Of the eight impending special elections to replace disgraced male state legislators, Democrats are fielding women candidates in seven of them. (The lone exception: next week’s state house race in Mississippi, where all four candidates in the non-partisan primary are men.)

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https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/02/the-metoo-movement-is-coming-to-the-ballot-box-this-month/

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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 04:02 AM

1. additional information

2018 Summary of Women Candidates (Center for American Women and Politics):
http://cawp.rutgers.edu/potential-candidate-summary-2018

Pro-choice Democratic candidates (EMILY's List):
https://www.emilyslist.org/donate#show/all

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Thu Feb 15, 2018, 11:12 AM

2. k and r and thank you for this excellent information.

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