April 24, 2014
A female Democratic congressional candidate is accusing her party of waging a “War on Woman” after a Democratic committee omitted her from a recent poll.
Marisa DeFranco, a Massachusetts Democratic congressional candidate looking to unseat incumbent Rep. John Tierney, slammed the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for its “blatantly sexist move” and a “war on women” in a new press release.
“The Democratic Party holds itself out as the champion of women, but in a blatantly sexist move, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee commissioned a poll in our race and omitted Marisa’s name from the poll,” the campaign’s release reads. “Yes, the party that has howled about the ‘War on Women’ left Marisa out of the poll even though she is the only candidate to date who has qualified for the ballot in the 6th District of Massachusetts. Keeping a candidate out of a poll effectively mutes her voice and keeps voters in the dark as to their choices in a race.”