Eighteen years ago, two women, Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, were elected for the U. S. Senate from California. The development was a historic first for the people of California.
In an incident of history repeating itself, the Republicans nominated women candidates for the posts of the Governor and the U. S. Senator.
Drawing similarities from Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, the two nominated Republican women are hopeful of following the successful scripts of Boxer and Feinstein's till the end, by winning the general elections.
The two nominated Republicans are Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman.
However, the irony is that though they aim follow the footsteps of the two Democrats, the Republican women aim at winning over Democrat Jerry Brown and Boxer herself.
Though the scenario seems familiar, yet stark differences remain.
Reports claim that there are striking differences that exist between the elections and also there is a difference in the voter population of California. In 18 years, the support for Democrats has increased manifold, as there are 1 million more Democrats in California today. The numbers of Republicans, however, has largely remained the same.
Commenting on the stark differences, Allan Hoffenblum, a former GOP strategist who publishes a nonpartisan election guide, said, "The problem with Republicans is that they are still perceived as a white man's party. Now come two women who are contrary to the stereotype that they are used to seeing in this state".
One can only ponder whether over the blatant differences in today’s scenario; can Whitman and Fiorina be the first female Republicans to win from California and repeat history?
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