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Facing Woman in Race, McConnell Sharpens Pitch to Female Voters

Jul 25, 2013 - The New York Times - Biographical Materials

WASHINGTON -- As Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, a 71-year-old Republican fixture in Washington, prepares to try to fend off a challenge by Alison Lundergan Grimes, a 34-year-old Democratic political newcomer, his team says he will address and even embrace the gender and generational differences between them.

Given recent struggles that Republican Senate contenders have had with women's issues, Mr. McConnell's advisers say they intend to confront head-on the criticism Democrats have ...