Women — And The Power Of The Purse — Will Be Key In 2018


Women — and the Power of the Purse — Will Be Key in 2018

Democratic lobbyist Anne MacMillan recalls sitting at small political fundraising dinners not long ago, with men filling all the chairs around her.
“Generally, the conversation would circle around hunting or fishing or golf, or something I couldn’t even participate in,” said MacMillan, a former aide to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Now, that’s changing.
With the 2018 midterm elections nearly one year away, MacMillan said she has never seen so much interest in political engagement among her female colleagues and friends — and an analysis of federal campaign finance data supports her observation. 
The number of female donors to federal …

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