The Surge of Women Candidates

A record number of women are considering a run for office. In particular, a record number are running for governor—49 Democrats and 30 Republicans. Michele and Igor speak with Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for The Washington Post, about who these women are, what roadblocks they will face, and what role the #MeToo reckoning has played in urging more women to step into positions of leadership. Then, they ask her about being a journalist in an era where the president is frequently lobbing personal attacks against reporters, and Michele and Igor share their thoughts on Hoda Kotb permanently replacing Matt Lauer on the Today” show.

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Michele Jawando is a vice president at the Center for American Progress. Igor Volsky is a vice president at the Center. Sally Tucker is the radio coordinator for Communications at the Center. Rachel Rosen is the senior director of Broadcast Communications at the Center.