"You know, it's important, I think, to bridge the urban-rural divide on this issue."(2)
Some male politicians did show up to last night's Women's Campaign Fund reception at Christie's in Rockefeller Center, though they were solidly outnumbered by their female counterparts.
Public advocate and aspiring mayor Bill de Blasio was there, as was congressman Jerry Nadler, but so were Representative Nydia Velazquez, who's facing a tough reelection campaign, community board chair Julie Menin, who wants to run for Manhattan borough president, Councilwoman Letitia James, who's running for public advocate, and Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law student Rush Limbaugh called some nasty names, and who now seems to be setting up nicely for a run for something.(2)
In just over 60 days, the online constituents of Americans Elect will cast their first votes for a third-party challenger for president. And while the group has yet to enlist any of the high-profile candidates who have been rumored at various points to be interested, its executive director still sees a "perfect storm."(1)