Hillary Clinton Heads into 2016 with Female Edge in Iowa

As the Democrats get closer to their first two primaries in Iowa and New Hampshire in early February, the front runner’s lead with female voters can’t be taken for granted given Bernie Sanders’ strength on such issues as the high cost of education and health care. Campaign finance reform also remains in focus.

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Meet the 2 Women Giving Big Money to Hillary Clinton

Female mega-donors–those who contribute at least $1 million–lean right. Here are two major exceptions; both “Hillblazers” who promise to extend their support by raising $100,000 or more from friends and business colleagues in the coming months.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

Five Mega Female Donors Are Backing Jeb Bush

Most are focused on their families and foundation work. Politico Nancy Goins Kinder is the exception. She served as the executive director of the 1992 Republican National Convention in Houston and ran regional campaigns for Jeb’s brother, George W. Bush.

State Lawmakers Target Guns and Domestic Abusers

In the wake of the latest mass shooting in the U.S., gun control frustration is back in the headlines. One area of activism: 20 states where politicians are trying to fill loopholes in the current federal gun-control law that leave women vulnerable.