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Faced with ‘electability’ question in 2020, women point to 2018 wins



© Joseph Prezioso/AFP/Getty Images A child waves an American Flag during Senator Elizabeth Warren's presidential candidacy announcement at the Everett Mills in Lawrence, MA on February 9, 2019. - The Massachusetts senator -- who announced her intention to run on New Year's Eve -- is among the highest-profile of the growing pool of Democrats hoping to unseat President Donald Trump in 2020. (Photo by Joseph PREZIOSO / AFP) (Photo credit should read JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP/Getty Images)



Amanda Bean is ready for a woman to take on President Donald Trump, and she has no patience for questions about whether a female candidate can win the White House.


“Everybody’s asking that, but it’s pathetic that we’re still asking,” Bean said after Sen. Elizabeth Warren, one of six women in a field of 23 Democrats seeking the presidential nomination, held a town hall here Thursday. “We should be so far past this point.”


But early polls show Democrats putting two men — former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders — at the head of the pack. Bean and other Democrats counter suggestions that Hillary Clinton’s 2016 loss means a woman can’t win by pointing to last year’s midterms.


“It’s time,” said Bean, 46, who lives in Loudoun County and brought her teenage daughter to Warren’s event at George Mason University. “What we’ve seen in all the elections since [2016] is that women are winning.”



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