Friday - - Gender Politics -

Su­sana Martinez As gov­er­nor of New Mex­ico, Martinez made his­tory as Amer­ica’s first His­panic fe­male gov­er­nor. She was one of Time mag­a­zine’s 100 Most In­flu­en­tial Peo­ple of 2013 but she won’t be head­ing to DC. “I’m the first fe­male His­panic gov­er­nor in the coun­try,” she said last year. “There are a lot of lit­tle girls watch­ing, and be­cause there are a lot of lit­tle girls watch­ing, I can’t walk away from a po­si­tion not hav­ing ac­com­plished the things I said I was go­ing to do.” Mary Fallin The Gov­er­nor of Ok­la­homa, Fallin is popular, con­ser­va­tive and deeply re­li­gious. She’s got Sarah Palin’s support: whether this works for or against her is yet to be seen. Con­doleezza Rice The first AfricanAmer­i­can women to serve as sec­re­tary of state in the US, ru­mour has it, Rice is keen for Jeb Bush (younger brother of George W) to run – with her eye on the vice pres­i­dency.

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