Ralph Northam

The GOP's female problem

The GOP's female problem

Growing up as a Jewish female in Baltimore City, being a Democrat was the only option. Wonderful Democratic politicians gave me incredible opportunities to work for them, but after two and a half years, I realized their solutions weren’t fixing my hometown’s problems. I began interning for the Maryland Republican Party to view the other side first-hand, and, feeling comfortable with its principles and philosophy, I joined their staff. I was immediately admonished by friends asserting the GOP was against everything I valued.

While that wasn’t true, Democrats successfully had created a public perception as the party that cared about women, minorities, the poor and middle-class...

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