Some of the toughest and tightest Senate races in the 2014 midterm elections will feature female candidates in top-tier primary and general elections but if history is any guide, those women won’t be able to automatically count on their fellow females to get them across the finish line, reports the Daily Beast.
Mary Landrieu in Louisiana, Shelley Moore Capito in West Virginia, Kay Hagan in North Carolina and Joni Ernst in Iowa are among those locked in fierce electoral battles.
While the numbers of women serving in the House and Senate are at an all-time high, several recent high-profile female candidates in both parties have failed to win office because they ultimately lost the women’s vote.
It all begs the question — why don’t women always vote for other women and what should this year’s crop of women candidates do to win in the end?
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