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Politics The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women  

Sara Kate
872 votes 79 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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20 1
Paul Gosar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 60

2
41 5
Todd Akin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 71

3
23 2
Mike Pompeo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 55

4
22 2
Duncan D. Hunter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women

5
26 3
Spencer Bachus is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women

6
21 2
Jim Renacci is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 60

7
41 12
Paul Ryan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 48

8
34 7
Steve King is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 69

9
32 7
Eric Cantor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 55

10
31 7
Pete Hoekstra is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 65

11
23 5
George Allen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 66

12
30 11
Ted Cruz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 48

13
36 16
Michele Bachmann is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women

14
21 4
Rick Berg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 59

15
26 9
Allen West is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 57

16
23 7
Roy Blunt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 68

17
26 10
Joe Walsh is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 57

18
17 3
Darrell Issa is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 65

19
19 5
Richard Mourdock is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women

20
21 7
Trent Franks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 61

21
17 4
Louie Gohmert is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 65

22
19 6
Chris Smith is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 65

23
19 7
Tom Smith is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
Tom Smith Died at 67 (1886-1953)

24
17 6
Roger Wicker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 67

25
14 4
Paul Broun is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 72