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“We used a panel of 110 women who liked the governor, despised Trump and were undecided about the race,” said Jim Barnett, Hogan’s campaign manager. The women in the focus group were registered Democrats or unaffiliated voters. We talked to them over and over during the course of the campaign to see how they were reacting to advertising and how their attitudes were changing. The campaign asked the focus group — which was conducted by Christine Matthews of Bellwether Research and Consulting — how they felt about various ads and news developments.” Baltimore Sun, November 21, 2018

“On one end you’ve got college-educated women pulling hard…on the other side of the rope you’ve got non-college-educated men pulling hard in the other direction.” New York Times, November 3, 2018

“He has one playbook for women and one for men.” Politico, November 1, 2018

“For women, it’s much better to have Susan Collins in there.” Washington Post, October 11, 2018

“College educated voters – particularly college-educated women – have been becoming more Democratic.” NPR, September 24, 2018

“I’m interested in the young generation: 18-year-olds, people turning 18 years old. Students from Parkland galvanized these kids.” Aspen Ideas Festival, June, 2018

“Some of these Democratic incumbents from these red states may be in better shape than you think.”  KasieDC, MSNBC, May 6, 2018

“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