Even though Hochul was listed separately on the ballot in the primary, Weingarten acknowledged in her September 8, 2014, robocall that she was performing the call on behalf of the Democratic Party -- and the Democratic Party considered Hochul to complete the Cuomo re-election ticket.
If the Republicans' fears are true, could it mean Democrats have a much better chance at taking the House back in the upcoming elections? To put it another way, will we see "Speaker Nancy Pelosi" again next year?
Rather than standing down, women are stepping forward in greater numbers than ever -- as activists, as donors, and as candidates. In fact, 2012 is actually poised to be a historic year for women candidates.
These are no longer isolated battles we are fighting. This is a war -- a war it's time we win by electing more pro-choice, Democratic women to Congress who will stand up for women's health and the policies women and families need.