Even though women made great strides in yesterday’s election, New Jersey is still far behind. There are NO women in the 14 member New Jersey Congressional Delegation (12 House, 2 Senate).
Unless one of our CongressMEN decides to retire after the next term, it will be difficult for a woman to join this all-male club. Incumbency is a powerful impediment to any challenger. The quest will take time and money.
Are there women out there who should be considering a 2014 congressional run now? Why are the names being floated as replacements to Senator Lautenberg (who will most likely not run for re-election in 2014) all men?
Let us know your thoughts of women who can effectively challenge incumbents – Democratic or Republican.