With more women running for office, new opportunities — and challenges — arise

“Because I’m taking on a woman incumbent, the focus has been a lot on the very sharp policy differences,” said Katie Porter, a Democrat and consumer advocacy lawyer who hopes to unseat Rep. Mimi Walters (R-Calif.) in California’s 45th District. “[Voters] immediately say, why should I choose one over the other? And the answer to that question can’t be because one is a woman and one of them is not a woman.”

From The Washington Post5/31/18