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The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women  

Sara Kate
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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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Todd Akin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 72
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Steve King is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 70
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Duncan D. Hunter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
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Mike Pompeo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 56
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Paul Gosar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 61
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Eric Cantor is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 56
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Spencer Bachus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
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Jim Renacci is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 61
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Paul Ryan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 49
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Pete Hoekstra is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 66
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George Allen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 67
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Rick Berg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 60
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Ted Cruz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 49
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Louie Gohmert is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 66
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Roy Blunt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 69
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Darrell Issa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 66
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Chris Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 66
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Allen West is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 58
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Richard Mourdock is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
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Trent Franks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 62
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Michele Bachmann is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
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Roger Wicker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 68
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Paul Broun is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 73
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Kristi Noem is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 48
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Joe Walsh is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 58