What is it really like for women hitting the campaign trail in 2018? In a year that’s being billed as revolutionary for female political candidates, Women Rule’s three-part series will focus on the gritty realities of running for office. Three women in three very different races across the country tell us why they’ve decided to run, what the challenges are on the ground (and in their personal lives), and what lessons other women can take from their campaigns. From an Arizona Republican in a key swing district to a mayoral candidate in Chicago who could be the city’s first black female mayor (and could also be the city’s first openly gay mayor), this series will bring listeners real talk from the campaign trail. Along with these features, we’re also following the numbers: our interactive Women Rule Candidate Tracker on POLITICO.com keeps tabs on the women running in state, federal, and gubernatorial races around the country.
The Women Rule series aims to inform, empower and connect women across diverse sectors and career levels to have an impact.