With Republican “establishment” candidates appearing set to emerge victorious over a variety of tea party insurgents on Tuesday night, a CNN panel dug into the issue of whether or not the Republican Party had learned the lessons of 2012 and 2010 when exotic candidates lost to unpopular Democratic incumbents. CNN host and former White House official Van Jones warned that, along with nominating stronger candidates, the GOP has also been nominating and electing more women to high office than in the past.
Jones made this comment after CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin asked why a variety of northeastern states had never elected a female governor in their histories. Jones said that was a “crime” and a “shame,” but said that he thought Democrats were poised to address that disparity.
“Also, the Republicans have been doing pretty well these past couple of years with regard to women,” Jones added. “Democrats can’t rest on that forever.”
“I think the same thing holds for Hispanics,” CNN contributor Ana Navarro added. “A lot of that has to do with diversity of thought when it comes to Hispanics in the Republican Party. In the Democratic Party, they run in districts specifically drawn for them.”