Democrats Fear Their Women Leaders Will be Wiped Out in Mid-term Elections

Barbara Boxer
Prominent women Democrats in Congress could lose their seats in the upcoming Nov. 2 Mid-Term election, numerous national blogsters are reporting.

Equally prominent Republican women candidates will replace them, some TV talking heads are predicting.

Barbara Boxer of California and Betsy Markey of Colorado are among candidates the weisenheimers say will lose.

Nonsense, we say.  Both will hang on to their seats, this corner predicts.

Betsy Markey
Conservatives are already celebrating the 'Year of the Republican Woman,' thanks to a record number of GOP female candidates for Congress.

Female GOP hopefuls are Sharron Angle in Nevada, Carly Fiorina in California and Kelly Ayotte in New Hampshire.

Nearly a quarter of the 56 female Democrats in the House are considered potential losers, including once rising stars like Ann Kirkpatrick of Arizona, Mary Jo Kilroy of Ohio and Markey.

Other women, who helped build the Democratic majority, including Reps. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona, Suzanne Kosmas of Florida, Dina Titus of Nevada, Kathy Dahlkemper of Pennsylvania, Betty Sutton of Ohio, Stephanie Herseth Sandlin of South Dakota and Carol Shea-Porter of New Hampshire, are battling for votes in some of the most competitive races in the country.

Ann Kirkpatrick reports Republican women -- inspired, and in some cases promoted, by the party's brightest star, Sarah Palin -- argues that a new class of GOP women might alter the culture and politics of Congress in their own right, especially if Republican leaders give them highly visible positions in a new majority.

Wishful thinking. The women Democrats will remain strong, despite Palin's cheerleading efforts.

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