The Derp State raised a good question. Sadly, none of these women won. Incumbent Rep. Mia Love lost her Congressional race by a razor-thin margin. Now she’ll be a CNN Political Commentator.
A new year brings new opportunities for elevated conversations about the issues that matter. My time in Congress has ended but the chance to engage Americans is only beginning – I’m excited to join CNN to offer a different, principled and unleashed perspective.
I went to Ballotpedia to find how the other women fared:
Jineea Butler (NY-13) lost bigtime to incumbent Adriano Espaillat (D). NY-13 comprises Upper Manhattan and a small part of the Bronx, so it’s no surprise that a Republican lost. And since another district that covers the Bronx voted in Sandy from Westchester aka Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez …
Aja Smith (CA-41) lost to incumbent Mark Takano 35%-65%.
Charlotte Bergmann (TN-09) lost to incumbent Steve Cohen (the guy who wants to get rid of the Electoral College) 20%-80%
Liz Matory (MD-02) lost to incumbent Dutch Ruppersberger (D) 31%-66% (the remaining vote went to third-party candidates)
I am really sickened by the leftist bent of the Democratic Party. At the same time, I’m disgusted with those Republicans who say that they vote for a candidates’ ideas, not for the race or gender of the candidates. This sounds good, but it seems that they have no problem with the Republican Party being The Party of Old White Men ™️. If the GOP fails to run and elect female candidates and candidates of color, it will become irrelevant.