“There is a very big difference between the attitudes of Democrats and Republicans on the importance of electing more women candidates,” said Republican pollster Christine Matthews. “And for Democrats it’s just a significantly higher priority.” NPR, March 28, 2018

“It is easier if the incumbent is weak or the district looks particularly good for the challenger,” Matthews said. “This cycle, however, donors will be more likely to take a bet on a Democratic challenger if their district looks winnable because of the likely wave that is coming.”  Politico, March 25, 2018

“It’s a tough time to be a Republican woman right now, let’s be honest.” Politico, March 8, 2018

“Historically, Democrats have run against Republicans on a war on women theme,” said Christine Matthews, a Republican pollster. “The success that Democrats had using the war-on-women theme had started to fade away, but now there is no denying that Republicans have a problem with women right now, and most of these are self-inflicted. This has far-ranging consequences for 2018.” New York Times, December 12, 2017

The continued tweeting, the fact that he is so outrageous, so unpresidential, is becoming a huge problem for him.  And it is particularly unhelpful with female Republican members of Congress, whose votes he needs for health care, tax reform and infrastructure.” New York Times, June 29, 2017

There is no strategic audience he is winking and nodding to. However, there is a segment of his base that enjoys his political incorrectness – even at this extreme – and I would say his misogyny. They are not the majority of his supporters, but they are his most fervent. “ New York Times, June 29, 2017

People aren’t even aware that it’s discomfort with women who have too much power. Republican women disliked Hillary Clinton even more than Republican men.  They couldn’t stand her. They couldn’t relate to her. ” New York Times,  June 26, 2017