Carol Platt Liebau: Female Dem Gov Goes for Obama

Friday, January 11, 2008

Female Dem Gov Goes for Obama

Janet Napolitano, Democratic governor of Arizona, is endorsing Barack Obama.

As this piece notes, that may help Obama if he's the nominee, given that Arizona isn't as reliably red as it used to be.

But what's also worth pointing out is that the fact she's a woman makes her endorsement of Obama more damaging to Hillary than it might otherwise be, given Hillary's decision to play up the gender factor and her supposed unique ability to draw female voters to the polls.


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