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Politics The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women  

Sara Kate
701 votes 70 voters 4.1k views

List Rules U.S. politicians who have voted to take away women's rights or who have used anti-women rhetoric

There are candidates who are pro-life, whose views may prevent them from condoning abortion, but who still manage to maintain a certain respect for women. Not enough to give women complete control over their own bodies, but not as dismissive as these Congressional candidates. The candidates listed here take contempt for women to a completely different realm. Most of the people listed here want to outlaw some forms of birth control. There are multiple candidates whose ignorance of biology and women's bodies lets them say that rape rarely, if ever, results in pregnancy. Another equated an out-of-wedlock pregnancy with rape, since both shame the woman's father. Other candidates rant against abortion and yet cut funding for childcare or neglect to pay child support for their own children--both choices which make women's lives more difficult. And some made it onto this list due to their complete antipathy for women; they accuse any woman who stands up for herself of being un-ladylike, as though women should always behave as if attending a cotillion in 1952. Cast your vote here for the worst candidate of all for women!
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36 5
Todd Akin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 71

2
36 12
Paul Ryan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 48

3
22 3
Spencer Bachus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women

4
27 7
Pete Hoekstra is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 65

5
27 7
Eric Cantor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 55

6
25 7
Steve King is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 69

7
16 2
Jim Renacci is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 60

8
19 5
George Allen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 66

9
31 16
Michele Bachmann is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women

10
17 4
Rick Berg is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 59

11
11 1
Paul Gosar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 60

12
14 2
Mike Pompeo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 55

13
19 7
Tom Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
Tom Smith Died at 67 (1886-1953)

14
21 9
Allen West is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 57

15
22 10
Joe Walsh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 57

16
13 2
Duncan D. Hunter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women

17
15 5
Richard Mourdock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women

18
21 11
Ted Cruz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 48

19
12 3
Darrell Issa is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 65

20
16 7
Trent Franks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 61

21
14 7
Roy Blunt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 68

22
8 2
Alan Nunnelee is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 60

23
10 4
Paul Broun is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 72

24
11 6
Chris Smith is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 65

25
8 4
Louie Gohmert is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 65

26
10 7
Steve Stockman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women

27
8 6
Roger Wicker is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 67

28
7 8
John Carter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 77

29
7 8
Roscoe Bartlett is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women

30
9 12
Kristi Noem is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 47