The Rise of the Republican Woman


Gender equity has never been at the forefront of conservative politics, but the California Republican Party appears poised to nominate two women next week to be its standard bearers. As the June 8 primary rapidly approaches, its seems increasingly clear that Meg Whitman will be the GOP nominee for governor and that Carly Fiorina will represent Republicans in the race for US Senate. Both women, who also happen to be wealthy former CEOs of major tech companies, now have clear advantages in the polls. But the question is: Have Whitman and Fiorina become too conservative for California?