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Ladies First
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On Friday, I wrote about how Hillary Clinton is making the prospect of becoming the first woman president a central part of her campaign. Today, Clinton’s chief strategist Mark Penn sent out a memo reinforcing the point. According to Penn, about 65 percent of those who come to Clinton’s rallies are women and they comprise 58 percent of the Democratic electorate. But Penn speculates that her gender will help her beyond the Democratic primary:

So perhaps the most important impact of women’s support for Hillary will be felt if she is the party’s nominee. In our own polling, 94% of young women tell us that they are more likely to turn out and vote if the first woman nominee appears on the ballot. Often, we have seen increased turnout for members of certain groups that make up a small part of the electorate. Women are 54% of the electorate and even a 10% increase in turnout among women on top of the current polls would give Hillary a significant edge in a general election, opening up a wide number of states.

Today, Clinton appears on “the View” and speaks at the Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee’s Annual Fall Campaign Luncheon and on Wednesday “nearly 1,000 women contributors from 47 states around the country will convene for a women’s summit in support of the Clinton campaign – a full-day event that will raise well over $1 million.”

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