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All right the fight for the female vote escalating after last week's debate President Obama attacking Mitt Romney on an array of issues concerning women.
I don't think a working mom in Arlington -- have to wait to get a mammogram just because money's tight.
I don't think a college student in Fairfax.
-- have to choose between text books or the preventive care that she needs.
So are Republicans really waging a war on women joining me now Republican candidate for US senate in New York.
Wendy Long a so we've discussed this before I find it interesting because during the debate last week.
-- Mitt -- was a first -- to use personal stories of voters who had approached him and one of the first stories he used was how a woman had come up to him and said.
I don't have a job can you help me get a job.
And your response to that would be it was so great that he was telling real stories about real women and what concerns them and the fact is this woman walked up to and grabbed his arm and said.
I've been out of work since may she didn't come up and grabbed his arm and say I've been out of birth control since may -- and that's consistent with what I hear on the campaign trail here in New York.
The women are coming up to be talking about jobs for themselves their husbands.
They're young kids were just out of school with college debt.
That's what's concerning them and he's speaking to that and he's telling the real stories of the real people so now Mitt Romney also has put out an pad where he I think is really trying to bridge that gap of the female vote.
We've -- the polls before where he does really well with married women but not so much with single win.
Here's a snippet of this ad now reaching out to females.
-- fascinate -- -- that if Barack Obama.
It's time -- Romney being a woman.
We think about your children when you think about their future and what I wanna think about is -- future that has jobs.
Our economy's growing again that's important to -- and it's important.
-- Mitt Romney and I approved this message.
So we see in that bad essentially what you -- saying on the campaign trail as well that your coach to women should be more than just one issue.
Well absolutely but that did the one issue that really concerns them is jobs and for young women were just coming out of college -- May have a lot of of -- -- unemployment or underemployment rate than his way over 50%.
And this is the main thing on their minds are so optimistic and hopeful about the future and want to spread their wings and get a good start.
And this economy is just sitting on them and crushing their hopes and -- their opportunity and that's the number one issue.
So do you think that Mitt Romney has been able to bridge that gap in the last week with his debate performance for women.
Sure I think he said to that woman who grabbed his arm yes I can't help you and here's how.
And he went into specifics and we saw the president's standing on the opposite side looking sort of blond and looking down.
And I think it's because his whole phony war on women is collapsing and he can bring up abortion and birth control in that whole -- and he could have can be -- that was working he would have brought those topics up he knows it's not working very interesting Wendy Long Republican candidate for a senate seat here in the State of New York we did invite.
Your democratic opponent senator Kirsten Gillibrand to -- as well and we did not hear back from her camp thanks very much military.
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