Parties and Women Candidates’ Prospects for Success
Women of both major parties are running for political office in unprecedented numbers in 2018: 530 women candidates have filed to date for the U.S. Congress, 62 for governorships and 2226 for state legislative seats. But these candidates’ prospects for success hinge on many factors, party support being a crucial ingredient. The Center on Women, Gender and Public Policy at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs will host the Chair of the Minnesota GOP, Jennifer Carnahan and the Chair of the Minnesota DFL, Ken Martin, for a conversation about the role of parties in women candidates’ political fortunes. National political context will be provided by Professor of Political Science, Kathryn Pearson. The conversation will be moderated by Faculty Director of the CWGPP, Professor Christina Ewig.