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In 2018, Women Candidates Can ‘Be Themselves’ in TV Ads

Lights flicker into brightness, one-by-one in an empty boxing ring. It is silent until a gym bag plops to the floor. A woman puts earbuds in. Championship music blares and then a woman’s voice says, “This is a tough place to be a woman.”  Sharice Davids’ TV commercial looks more like a movie trailer than a typical political ad for U.S. Congress in Kansas. But, Davids is no ordinary candidate. The Democrat, running in Kansas for the 3rd Congressional District seat, is a Native...

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