South Carolina Republican candidate for governor, Rep. Nikki Haley, right, and her husband Michael Haley, left, react to news of an early lead, while watching the returns come in, on Primary night, at the Capital City Club in Columbia, S.C., Tuesday, June 8, 2010.(AP Photo/Brett Flashnick)
From South Carolina to California woman such as Nikki Haley and Blanche Lincoln weathered the storm and came out on top. I’m not so certain it was a gender vote more as a push back from voters to established party candidates.
The irony though is both Blanche Lincoln and Nikki Haley are established party politicians but both were able to run like outsiders in their respective state primaries.
Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., greets supporters as her husband Steve, left, watches as the senator claimed victory in the Democratic primary runoff election in Little Rock, Ark., Tuesday, June 8, 2010.(AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
Gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman celebrates after winning the Republican nomination for California governor in Los Angeles, California, June 8, 2010.REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson