[Independent women voters are] "less interested in career politicians or politicians who spent their lives getting rich. That describes very few women. They’d rather those who have an interest in community and service instead. “It’s the person who’s giving more than taking back,” Grove explained. “Everyday heroes, teachers, nurses, firefighters, veterans, volunteers. People who believe in service.” And there are a lot of women candidates who fit that description. Two women with combat service experience, Tammy Duckworth and Tulsi Gabbard, are running – the first time that’s ever happened....
These voters also believe things would be different with more women in Congress. When asked how it might change if they themselves were there, these voters said it would be “less combative, more collaborative, more effective,” Grove said. They are also seeking qualities that tend to be associated with women. They want “the three Cs,” Grove explained: “compromise, collaboration, cooperation.” It’s debatable whether all women really have these traits, given that we’re a pretty diverse bunch. But still, it’s a good sign for the women running this cycle.
Women voters may very well decide the presidential election and could be a huge factor if President Obama hangs on to his seat. But it’s clear that they’re going to have a huge effect down ticket as well. We need more women in Congress, and angry, motivated, independent women may be just what we need to get them there."
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