Female Politicians Break Out, Try New Tactics

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Guests

Linda Chavez, chairman, Center for Equal Opportunity
Rebecca Traister, author, Big Girls Don't Cry
Emily Bazelon, senior editor, Slate

Since Sarah Palin reclaimed feminism for conservative women and coined the term 'mama grizzly,' a diverse field of women has stepped forward. Women in the midterm election challenge traditional notions of what female candidates should look like, how they should campaign and whose votes they can earn.

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