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Politics The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women  

Sara Kate
680 votes 69 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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35 5
Todd Akin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 71

2
22 3
Spencer Bachus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women

3
35 12
Paul Ryan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 48

4
27 7
Eric Cantor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 55

5
27 7
Pete Hoekstra is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 65

6
24 7
Steve King is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 69

7
15 2
Jim Renacci is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 60

8
17 4
Rick Berg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 59

9
18 5
George Allen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 66

10
30 16
Michele Bachmann is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women

11
19 7
Tom Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
Tom Smith Died at 67 (1886-1953)

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13 2
Mike Pompeo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 55

13
20 9
Allen West is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 57

14
21 10
Joe Walsh is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 57

15
12 2
Duncan D. Hunter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women

16
15 5
Richard Mourdock is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women

17
10 1
Paul Gosar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 60

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20 11
Ted Cruz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 48

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11 3
Darrell Issa is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 65

20
15 7
Trent Franks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 61

21
8 2
Alan Nunnelee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 60

22
10 4
Paul Broun is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 72

23
13 7
Roy Blunt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 68

24
10 6
Chris Smith is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 65

25
10 7
Steve Stockman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women

26
7 4
Louie Gohmert is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 65

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7 6
Roger Wicker is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 67

28
6 8
John Carter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 77

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6 8
Roscoe Bartlett is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women

30
8 12
Kristi Noem is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Absolute Worst Congressional Candidates for Women
age 47