Sun., July 21, 2013 10:00am (EDT)

GOP Needs More Female Votes Says Deal
By Associated Press
Updated: 1 year ago

ATLANTA, Ga.  —  
Governor Deal didn't offer any detailed strategy for how the GOP can overcome the so-called gender gap, but he said failure to do so will cost the party future elections.
Governor Deal didn't offer any detailed strategy for how the GOP can overcome the so-called gender gap, but he said failure to do so will cost the party future elections.
Governor Nathan Deal says the Republican party's popularity gap with women is every bit as serious as its well-documented struggle among minority voters.

Deal spoke at the National Federation of Republican Women’s Southeastern Regional Summer Conference in Atlanta this weekend.

He reminded the women's group that President Barack Obama won 55 percent of the vote in November, 11 percentage points better than Republican Mitt Romney.

The Republican governor didn't offer any detailed strategy for how the GOP can overcome the so-called gender gap, but he said failure to do so will cost the party future elections.

Deal's wife, Sandra Deal, meanwhile, encouraged the women gathered to maintain their involvement in the party. She said more women should run for office, but said volunteer and other behind-the scenes work is important to the party's success.


Contributors: Pat Marcus