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Election 2012

C-Span Book TV 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Watch Jen's interview with C-SPAN's Book TV about her book, Becoming a Candidate: Political Ambition and the Decision to Run for Office.

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Women and the Political Process

Starting at minute 9, Jen provides 20 minutes of commentary about female candidates, why they don't run for office, and what happens when they do.

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Jen and Danny Hayes discuss with MSNBC's Jansing & Co. about their new research on gender bias - or the lack thereof - in the media's coverage of female candidates.

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See Jen on NBC affiliates and TVOne segments during election night 2012.

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Jen discusses more about what this election means for women.

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Jen speaks to Reuters about the gender gap.

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Jen discusses with Fox 5 News about the gender gap and women's issues in the final stretch of the campaign.

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Does Romney 'Get' Women Who Work?

In an op-ed Jen and Kathy Dolan discuss moving beyond the binders.

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Jen speaks to CTV News about her thoughts on who has the advantage heading into tonight's debate.

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"Do You Want This Job?"

Check out the November issue of Glamour. Jen comments on why so few women are in Congress.

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The Gender Gap: Candidates and Voting

Listen to Jen's take on whether 2012 is a "Year of the Woman" and then hear a follow-up conversation/discussion with Jen and Kathryn Pearson.

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Jen provides her analysis of Michelle Obama's DNC speech to Fox 5 News.

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Jen speaks to CTV News about what to expect at the DNC this week.

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Jen speaks to Voice of America on who and what the delegates at the conventions need as well as what to expect the DNC.

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Jen speaks to Voice of America on why the GOP choose Tampa for the RNC convention, Romney's likeability (or lack thereof) problem, and what Paul Ryan brings to the ticket.

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Jen speaks to Sun News about female voters in swing states.

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Jen comments about Romney's speech to the NAACP to Fox News.

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Jen explains to SUN News about Romney readjusting as he wraps up the Republican race.

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Jen explains to CBS News the factors that hinder the emergence of women candidates.

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Fox News asks Jen why women are flocking to Obama as Romney pulls ahead as GOP front-runner.

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As we celebrate the anniversary of the 'Year of the Woman,' The Washington Post asks Jen why twenty years later, we don't have much to celebrate.

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Sun News asked Jen what we should look for during Super Tuesday.

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Super Tuesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOA asks Jen about the role of undecided voters in Ohio's Super Tuesday primary battle.

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The Icelandic Broadcasting Service asks Jen about women in politics.

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In case you missed it, here is Jen's appearance on C-SPAN's Washington Journal.   She took calls about our newest research report, "Men Rule: The Continued Under-Representation of Women in U.S. Politics."

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Hakeem Jeffries: Politics Versus Possibilities

Jen shares her thoughts on Hakeem Jeffries' rising star status and his limitations as a freshman congressman.

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Violence Against Women Act Holds High Stakes for House Republicans in 2014

Jen comments on whether GOP opposition to the Violence Against Women Act will have electoral consequences.

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Domestic Violence Bill Vote Critical Test of More Inclusive GOP

Jen comments on the prospects that the GOP will support the Violence Against Women Act.

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Markey vs. Lynch: Who Will Come Out on Top?

Jen comments on the special election for the U.S. Senate in MA.

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Women a Big Factor in Congress

Jen comments to USA Today on the growing presence of women in Congress.

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Poll: Youth Attitudes On 40th Anniversary of Roe V. Wade

A summary of Jen's and Richard's national poll results about young people's attitudes toward reproductive freedom. More are pro-choice than not, but most don't consider the issue very salient.

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Obama's Cabinet Shaping up to be a Boys Club

Jen comments on diversity among top Cabinet appointments.

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Analysis: Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison Leaves Legacy of Texas Projects But Fell Victim to Changing Electorate

Jen comments on Kay Bailey Hutchison's retirement and legacy.

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Senate Makeover Could Cost MA Clout in Washington

Jen shares her thoughts on John Kerry's Senate seat.

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Will Record Number of Women in Senate Mean Less Gridlock?

Jen comments on whether more women in the Senate will mean less gridlock (probably not).

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Why Did Women Do So Well in 2012? Because Gender Bias is Declining

Jen and GW Professor Danny Hayes explain why gender bias is becoming less of an impediment to female candidates.

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19 Percent of Congress Is Female. Why Not Half?

Jen discusses women's under-representation in Congress.

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By Blocking Susan Rice, is the GOP Paving the Way for Scott Brown?

Jen comments on the GOP's criticisms of Susan Rice.

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House Democratic Women Number's Don't Yet Add Up to Power

Jen comments on women's numbers in Congress.

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New U.S. House: Women and Minorities to the Left; White Men to the Right

Jen comments on why we shouldn't be breaking our arms patting ourselves on the back.

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Political Winners Include Women Immigrants

Jen's research on the impact of women policymakers is utilized by the National Journal to explain why minority women in congress is beneficial to women immigrants.

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How Women Ruled the 2012 Election and Where the GOP Went Wrong

Jen comments on how the GOP lost the women's vote.

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Election 2012 Results: Women to Reach Landmark - 20 Percent of Senators

Jen comments on the historic number of women who will serve in the Senate.

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Women Govern Differently than Men - They're Better

Jen shares her final thoughts on female candidates as we head into Election Day

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More Women Running for Congress than Ever Before

Jen comments on how the record number of female candidates doesn't mean this is a "Year of the Woman."

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Obama Preferred by High School, College Students

A national poll conducted by Jen and Loyola Marymount University's Professor Richard L. Fox, shows that the young vote favors Obama.

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Obama Confía su Triunfo a Mujeres, Jóvenes, Latinos y Negros

Jen comments more about female voters, the gender gap, and women's issues as we head into the final stretch.

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MA Senate Race: The Issues That Will Dominate the Final Two Weeks

Jen discusses more about the MA Senate race.

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Rosenblum: And Now a Word About Women, From Women

Jen provides her thoughts on how 2012 may be the "Year of Are You Kidding Me?"

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Women Voters Could Decide Presidential Election

Jen discusses how critical the gender gap will be in the presidential election.

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Brown and Warren Court Big-Name Endorsements

Jen comments on the role of endorsements in the Warren-Brown race.

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'Binders Full of Women' Slip by Supplicant Republican May See Women Vote with Their Feet

Jen comments on how Romney's debate statements have affected female voters.

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Binder-Gate! Did Romney Lose His Gains with Women?

Jen comments on the fallout from Mitt Romney's binders full of women statement.

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Obama Claws Back as Race Heads to Wire: Analysts

Jen comments more on the debate and the gender gap.

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Post-Debate, Candidates Court Women's Vote

Jen comments on the gender gap's likely re-emergence post-debate.

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Obama's Strong Pitch to Women Prompts Romney Stumble

Jen comments on how the candidates' debate performances likely affected female voters.

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Women Voters Split Between Obama, Romney

Jen comments more on the gender gap heading into tonight's debate.

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Obama Seeking Comeback Victory in Town Hall Debate

Jen comments on the role women's issues will play in tonight's debate.

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Harvard Law Professor Bruce Mann Adjusts to Public Role as "Elizabeth Warren's Husband"

Jen comments on the role of male spouses in campaigns.

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MA Senate Race: Jobs vs. Women's Issues

Jen comments on the role of women's issues in the Warren-Brown race in Massachusetts.

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Abortion Groups Target Swing-State Voters

Jen comments on the role of reproductive rights for undecided voters.

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