Democratic women's training group predicting 2018 will be, "real year of the woman"

02/22/2018 01:46 PM

With a record number of women running for office in the Kentucky General Assembly, Emerge Kentucky Board chair Jennifer Moore says efforts are reaching a critical mass in the Commonwealth.

Spurred into action by divisiveness within the system, the 2016 election of President Trump and the “me too” movement, Moore said there are nearly 200 women who are finding their voice and running for elected office this year.

There are 23 Emerge Kentucky Democratic women’s training group candidates running for the General Assembly in 2018.

To get past their primaries and win general elections, Moore said it takes tough shoe-leather campaigning and direct interaction with voters in their districts.

Moore is hopeful that the candidates can win their races, and add to a more collegial atmosphere in the General Assembly, and other elected offices.

Watch the full interview for a list of some of the Emerge women running for office this year.

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