With Sen. Lisa Murkowski conceding to Joe Miller in the Alaska Republican primary earlier this week, Senate Republicans are left to choose from only three female senators--Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas and Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine--to fill her vice chairman position, which has long been a steppingstone for higher-level leadership jobs.I wouldn't be surprised if Collins took the gig.
But none of those three appear likely to lobby for the GOP’s No. 5 spot.
“This isn't a good story to have in American politics, that when one woman leaves, there's no one to step in,” said Debbie Walsh, director of the Center for Women and Politics at Rutgers University.
Friday, September 3, 2010
Posted by Contrapositive at 9:57 AM