US: Married suburban women could be pivotal in the battle for Congress — but for which side?

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US: Married suburban women could be pivotal in the battle for Congress — but for which side?

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At a McAlister's Deli, tucked in one of the miles of strip malls that line Manchester Road among the shoulder-to-shoulder suburbs of west St. Louis County, Helen McCauley and her daughter Sara didn't hesitate when asked recently about the coming political season.

"I don't always vote the midterm elections, but this time I definitely will," said Helen, whose politics lean left, with a focus on women's issues.

"I don't like the way the last elections turned out," she said, as Sara, 18 and anxious to vote for the first time, nodded in agreement. "A lot of women who don't necessarily vote every election are more energized to vote this time."

In a nearby Lion's Choice restaurant, sisters Jodie Green and Julie Siebert, eating with their klatch of giggling young children, expressed somewhat different views. They're frustrated with what they see as the heavy hand of political correctness in the schools and a lack of work ethic in society.

Click here to read the full article published by Stltoday on 6 July 2018.

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