WASHINGTON, DC: PR will be wielded early and often by Democratic strategists eager to seize the women’s vote in the 2000 election.
WASHINGTON, DC: PR will be wielded early and often by Democratic
strategists eager to seize the women’s vote in the 2000 election.
A new program, ’Women on the Road to the Senate,’ has been unveiled by
Sen. Patty Murray, the vice-chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign
Committee. It will feature stops in 15 cities, during which rallies and
news conferences will be held. The program is seeking to encourage
greater participation by women in politics, address women’s issues and
underscore the importance of having women in the Senate.
The issues to be highlighted dovetail the ones emphasized by President
Clinton and the Democratic congressional leadership: improving
healthcare access and education, fostering HMO reform and protecting
Social Security and Medicare.
An unspoken benefit of the program may be reminding women voters that
despite the support that will be given to First Lady Hillary Clinton if
she runs for Senate, there are other key opportunities for Democrats to
elect female Senators.
GOP consultant Wilma Goldstein thinks the move is a smart one by the
Democrats, who have traditionally done well with younger, single
’(The GOP) never lets any of their constituencies rest, so it makes
sense for Democrats to do the same,’ she said,
The first round of visits are scheduled for November 16-18 and include a
stop in Detroit, where women Democrats are challenging Republican
senators Slade Gorton and Spence Abraham.