Blue heat: Can Spanberger and the Democrats win the red-leaning 7th? (Chesterfield Observer)

Stephen Farnsworth, a professor of political science at University of Mary Washington, says voters have Trump to thank for the rise in female candidates.

“One of the key impacts of the Trump presidency has been a real increase in the number of women running for office, and the number of women receiving Democratic Party nominations,” Farnsworth says. “Donald Trump has done more to intensify the gender gap than any other politician of the last generation.”

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