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Tea Party Women

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With a woman at the top of the ticket of one of the major parties, it’s no surprise that women are an outsize force in shaping politics this year. But how are they shaping it? On the right, women have advanced in the Tea Party in ways they say the traditional Republican Party would have resisted. What are their goals? What issues do they stress? Political scientist Melissa Deckman discusses her new book, "Tea Party Women: Mama Grizzlies, Grassroots Leaders, and the Changing Face of the American Right".

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.