July 30th, 2013
08:10 PM ET
9 years ago

GOP attacks its female deficit in Congress

Washington (CNN) - If you're a Republican woman, the GOP wants you. To run for Congress, that is.

The Grand Old Party holds a majority of seats in the House of Representatives. Yet of 234 Republican members, only 19 are women.


Filed under: Congress • Republicans
soundoff (23 Responses)
  1. Donkey Party

    Any woman stupid enough to vote Republican, let alone run for Congress as one, deserves nothing but the misery it would bring.

    July 30, 2013 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  2. Name jk. Sfl. GOP conservatives,the garbage of America.

    I'm suprised any woman would even want to be associated in any way with the GOP party of stupid, unless she's stupid like the rest of the GOP suckers!!!!!

    July 30, 2013 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  3. Rick McDaniel

    Guess who women don't like...........because of the anti abortion stance in their party?????

    July 30, 2013 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  4. Randy, San Francisco

    Republican women should not be deceived by this phony outreach effort. The angry old white men of the party are not ready to give up power without a fight.

    July 30, 2013 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  5. Marie MD

    They still don't get it do they?
    It's not jet any woman (think AK mutant, the MN flake, the one from NH, I'm not a witch, the real witch from AZ and crazy angle) its the right woman and thir little lafies are just as mentally warped as their men.

    July 30, 2013 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  6. g

    gop have been attacking women for years

    July 30, 2013 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  7. GOP= Greed Over People (Party)

    They hate women ..

    July 30, 2013 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  8. Hooper

    Can't imagine any person male or female, admitting to being a republican. Seems to be the party about to become extinct. Much like the dinosaurs from long ago. They have the complete appeal of rotted carcasses. They stink.

    July 30, 2013 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  9. stars

    In 2014 there will be none

    July 30, 2013 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  10. Michael Benjamin

    In the GOP mind, women should stay home being the good little homemaker. They have no business writing the nation's laws.

    July 30, 2013 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  11. rs

    It is only an 11% point spread...... The Texas, and NC laws will help... raise it to 18%!

    July 30, 2013 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  12. Larry in Houston

    why doesn't mitch, Boehner , cantor & company go and interview those blondes on the "F" word news channel. I'm sure they would love to get a congress or senate job, work at it for at least for 1 term, get your benefits for life, and get out.

    July 30, 2013 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  13. boungiorno

    no wonder when we all see each other in public we shrudge our shoulders! NO BACKBONE AMERICANS.

    July 30, 2013 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  14. Name Uche Agonsi

    Not surprising. The GOP conservative posturings, by tradition, imbide this concept of demeaning women. They think women should be under men. Just look at the stringency of their abortion laws, they lack breathing spaces for the unexpected. The current crop of GOPers dont help matters either with 15th century mentality & strange dispositions of protecting the 1% rich Americans to the point allowing the country to be ruined. These counters women habits of being naturally peace loving.

    July 30, 2013 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  15. GOP = Greed Over People

    Good news GOP ladies: There will be no litmus test for "purity".

    Bad news GOP ladies: There will be a transvaginal probe, at your expense!

    July 30, 2013 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  16. Charles

    Who are they going to find more Bauchman's and Palins? Women with any sense and compassion want to take care of kids, old people, women, the environment, personal rights and a fair wage for women and create jobs. None of these are exactly Republican agendas.

    July 30, 2013 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  17. just me

    Why that's almost double from 1950! Double! In just 63 years! What war on women? Not the gop. We're good ole boys. We love women, so long as they know their place.

    July 31, 2013 12:05 am at 12:05 am |
  18. Just a thought

    What a JOKE! .......really Re-dumblicans? Only a woman a couple of sandwiches short a full picnic basket would vote for a GOP/Tea Troll. Too many intelligent women in the electorate .....Don't you idiots remember (?) you are the party of "...a woman's body has a way of shutting that whole thing down" in cases of rape or incest. Geesh, its no surprise the GOP/Tea Troll party's only contribution is to late night stand-up comedy as a punch-line...you simply can't make this stuff up. Popcorn please

    July 31, 2013 01:19 am at 1:19 am |
  19. Just a thought

    Do the GOP/Tea Trolls really believe their own hogwash? Certainly the majority of the country has actually made it through the 6th grade so little chance of adding to the room temperature IQ's already brainwashed by the Silla-from-Wasilla and Bachmaniac.....if we can just get to 2014

    July 31, 2013 01:29 am at 1:29 am |
  20. Just a thought

    The GOP/Tea Troll party's favorability rating can be counted on one hand right? Not sure what they would say to anybody either male or female with even an ounce of good sense.....The marketing would be something like "...join the GOP party to do absolutely nothing but look silly as we goose-step to being forever irrelevant

    July 31, 2013 01:34 am at 1:34 am |
  21. simon-sez

    Ha! They can start by rationalizing transvaginal ultrasounds. I wonder what the 19 republican women feel about men determing their reproductive choices....if choice is the correct word tthat is.

    July 31, 2013 02:31 am at 2:31 am |
  22. Jim

    Perhaps the current hijackers of the GOP have been successful in convincing women that the current GOP doctrine is for women to stay home and have dinner on the table when the man gets home? Or, perhaps, Republican women are too smart to tow the current GOP line?

    July 31, 2013 02:41 am at 2:41 am |
  23. werescrewed2012

    Ya, let's not look for a qualified canidate........just play to a demographic

    July 31, 2013 06:27 am at 6:27 am |