Status message

Operating in maintenance mode.

Blackburn Says GOP Needs ‘a Woman on the Ticket’

The Republican Party should nominate a woman for president or vice president next year, according to GOP Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee.

"I hope that you're going to see a woman on the Republican ticket this year," she said Sunday on CNN’s “State Of The Union.”

The Hill noted that the congresswoman participated in a discussion concerning how Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and other GOP candidates can compete with Hillary Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination.

"Everybody's going to have to have women to win," Blackburn said during the news show, which took place shortly before Clinton formally announced her White House bid later in the day.

Blackburn urged "that field of guys out there right now running” to "just be cognizant, aware and to make certain they don't misstep when it comes to dealing with women constituents, with female reporters.”

With Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s announcement this week, the Republican field of presidential candidates will grow to three. Paul and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz already have thrown their hats into the ring. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who leads polls of likely GOP primary voters, is expected to officially enter the race soon.

Blackburn told Fox News she is “not running for president.”

Photo: Wonkette

Tell Us What You Think

More News Stories

Earlier this month, former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) was interviewed by radio personality Lew Rockwell. In his interview, Paul said that he could...

Republicans might want to think twice about taking jobs in Donald Trump’s administration, a former State Department lawyer warned on Tuesday....

Republicans are lashing out at President Obama for his plan to increase the number of refugees the United States accepts from Syria and other...

NASA engineer Sophia Smith told FoxNews.com that NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston will not allow them to use the word "Jesus" in the...

A Guatemalan man that was extradited back to the United States after committing an unconscionable crime has learned his fate. Rony Otoniel Mendez...

Latest News Stories

Who should be a groomsmen? How many bridesmaids should their be? Does the wedding have to be in a church? Making sure the right people are sitting...

A couple in Missouri are now facing criminal charges after police found them passed out in a running car last year with two infants in the back...

It’s generally understood that there are certain ways you’re expected to act when out in public. Those that find themselves confused about these...

It is not uncommon for teachers to play a video for their students and step out of the classroom, though what this teacher ended up playing for...

Donald Trump is not alone in suggesting that his top rival for the Republican presidential nomination, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, may not be eligible...