Gender Politics and the Suburbs in the Age of Trump

WNYC | October 30, 2018 | Elections 2018, Politics
Mikie Sherrill, Democratic candidate in CD-11, is one of an unusually large number of women running in the midterm elections across the country

The Democratic candidate running for Congress in New Jersey’s 11th district was visiting with party officials in Washington early in her campaign. She had just raised more money than the incumbent, which was surprising, given he’s the chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee.

“Well, look at that, who says you can’t run a woman in Jersey,” a Democratic Party official told the candidate, Mikie Sherrill.

“And I said, ‘Who does say that? Because I want to go talk to him,’” Sherrill replied. “’I want to have a word.’” And then Sherrill broke into a hearty laugh.

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