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Mon April 14, 2014
GOP Targets Women in W.Va. Counties, 9 Other States
Two West Virginia counties are among two dozen nationwide that Republicans are targeting to sway women's votes.
The Republican National Committee's "14 in '14" program calls for volunteer work in the 14 weeks before the November midterm elections. The initiative will use female volunteers to attract other women from 21 to 40 years old to vote Republican and become involved in election season.
RNC Co-Chair Sharon Day unveiled the GOP program Monday in Charleston. Kanawha and Cabell counties are among the GOP's targets.
The counties are spread among 10 states, from Florida to Montana.
The program reacts to problems in the 2012 cycle. Day said Republicans didn't engage with Hispanic, African American, Asian or women voters that election.
Women have traditionally helped put Democrats in office, including President Barack Obama.
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