Chris Cillizza and Phillip Bump, Washington Post – October 7, 2016
Donald Trump had a problem with female voters before today. But, in the wake of a recording of Trump making a series of lewd comments about women going public, that problem is likely to get even worse.
Andrea Gonzalez-Ramirez, Refinery 29 – October 3, 2016
On Tuesday, Sen. Tim Kaine andGov. Mike Pence will be facing off at the first and only vice presidential debate of this election season. But the spotlight will also be on Elaine Quijano, the CBSN anchor and longtime broadcast journalist who will be moderating the debate.
Mary C. Curtis, Roll Call – September 29, 2016
Donald Trump went into his first one-on-one presidential debate with his base solidly behind him. But one would assume he also wanted to continue his outreach to minority and female voters. He does, after all, need to win the approval of half of the population, one that is rapidly becoming more diverse. He must have had some plan to persuade those looking askance at the full-throated endorsement from folks such as David Duke or his informal confidante Roger Ailes, chased out of Fox News because of sexual harassment charges.
Chris Smith, California Magazine – September 21, 2016
Unfiltered misogyny, much like outright racism, probably isn’t a winning electoral formula. Now that Trump is locked in battle with Hillary Clinton, the first female presidential candidate of a major party and a high-wattage celebrity in her own right, we will see if he can stay on the right side of the line. Clinton is simultaneously the most loved and most hated woman in modern American politics, and brings plenty of her own baggage to the contest—particularly the perception that she’s a pay-to-play politician with no moral compass.
Zerlina Maxwell, Essence – September 15, 2016
Zerlina Maxwell, ESSENCE political contributor and Director of Progressive Media for Hillary Clinton, speaks with Black women on Clinton’s staff and the original Colored Girls squad to reflect on their legacy and the future.
Andrew McGill, The Atlantic – September 14, 2016
Remember “Soccer Moms?” They were all the rage in 1996, representing the slender slice of the suburban electorate Bill Clinton supposedly needed to win over to keep the presidency. Like the Macarena, the Soccer Mom turns 20 this year, but she doesn’t have the clout she once did. Now popular is the “White Working Class,” a catch-all label for a group of voters whose fears and anxieties have defined the 2016 campaign, or at least dominated media coverage.
Katie Glueck, Politico – September 10, 2016
In the driveway of the Quality Inn hotel, between corn fields and a Burger King, two black SUVs appeared on a sunny Saturday afternoon to deposit six of Donald Trump’s most enthusiastic advocates. The “Trump-Pence Women’s Empowerment Tour” had arrived.
Greg Sargent, Washington Post – September 8, 2016
If Trump is going to close the gap with Hillary Clinton in certain key battlegrounds, he may have to win back at least a small slice of the voters in this category that he appears to have alienated, though there may be other paths for him. But in a focus group organized by veteran Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg in a suburb of Philadelphia last night, a group of these voters appeared entirely closed off to reconsidering Trump, describing him and his public statements in the harshest of terms: Liar. Narcissist. Egotist. Racist.
John Hinton, Winston Salem-Journal – August 5, 2016
A group of six prominent female Donald Trump supporters on Friday urged women and blacks to vote for the New York businessman during a campaign stop in Winston-Salem, saying he would fix many of country’s problems if he is elected.
Vanessa Williams, Washington Post – August 4, 2016
A coalition of groups focused on issues affecting women of color and poor women has launched a campaign to ensure that its concerns are not overlooked by candidates on the ballot this fall. We Won’t Wait 2016 plans to hold 500,000 “kitchen table conversations” to encourage women of color to be vocal about issues important to them, including economic security, social justice and family care, and to show up at the polls to elect candidates who best represent those interests.