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Why it's so hard to get Republican women in Congress

Clip: 07/11/2019 | 5m 1s | Video has closed captioning.

Of the record 36 women newly elected to Congress in the 2018 midterms, only one was a Republican. The party’s continued struggle to attract female candidates hit a new setback recently when political newcomer Joan Perry lost her North Carolina primary. Lisa Desjardins talks to Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., about why it’s so hard to put Republican women in Congress, especially in leadership roles.

Aired: 07/11/19

Rating: NR

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