Congressional Candidates Court Female Voters

Oct 31, 2012

Former State Senator Al Lawson, who is currently running for congress in Florida's 2nd Congressional District, says women will play a crucial role in deciding next week’s election.  On Wednesday Lawson asked women for their vote during a round table discussion in Tallahassee.

State Senator Al Lawson and former Florida CFO Alex Sink at at women's issues round table.
Credit Steven Rodriguez / WFSU-FM

Lawson, accompanied by former Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink , held a women’s issues roundtable Wednesday at St. Michael & All Saints Church in Tallahassee.  The stop was part of Lawson’s campaign for congress.  Nearly a dozen community activists talked about issues such as pay equality, gun control, and healthcare with respect to women.  Lawson says listening to women is as important as asking for their vote.

“I think women are going to decide this election in the Second Congressional District, and it’s very important that you go to them and give them the opportunity to express themselves and answer their concerns," said Lawson.

Lawson’s opponent, Congressman Steve Southerland, has also spoken out about the importance of women. At a recent rally, on the steps of the old capital building, he said he couldn’t have done anything great without a team of women.

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