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Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Women's Political Communication Archive - it will be helpful come November

Tuesday’s primaries saw women candidates earn an impressive string of wins in state and national contests. Women candidates were victorious in Senate primaries in California, Nevada and Arkansas. Additionally, women gubernatorial candidates bested their primary opponents in California and South Carolina. As the campaigns heat up in advance of November’s election, political science students and professors might want to visit the Women’s Political Communication Archive.

 That collection, developed at the Carrie Capman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State University, actually houses two separate archives – a web-based archive of women’s speeches and a collection of videos of women political candidates’ campaign commercials. The site can be searched by or browsed by keyword. On it you’ll find a profile of Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and the winner in this week’s California Republican Senate primary. You’ll also find remarks and the text of speeches by Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, the incumbent Ms. Fiorina hopes to unseat.

 The picture of Sen. Boxer (bottom left) comes from the U.S. Senate. The picture of Ms. Fiorina (top  right) comes from the California Republican Party.

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