A New Generation of Conservative Women

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Behold the new face of conservative womanhood.

Their numbers are growing.

The sisters Hannah and Regis Giles are just two of thousands of young women in cocktail dresses who professed their love for guns, low taxes, and red meat at the Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual gathering of 10,000 political activists, more than half of whom are college-age.

Pollster Kellyanne Conway, president and founder of The Polling Company/WomanTrend, says young women just might be on their way to becoming an up-for-grabs demographic, the way ­Reagan Democrats once were. According to one of her polls of women 18 to 34, 41 percent call themselves Democrats, but 44 percent identify as either “very conservative” or “somewhat conservative” on health care and education. (Only 22 percent pegged themselves as liberal on these matters.)

Read more at Elle.com

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Claire is an editor of the YoungPatriots website. A 20-something mom, her main concern is how the decisions made in government today will affect the lives of her children when they're her age. She believes passionately in a limited government, a charitable church and a peaceful personal life. In necessariis unitas, in dubiis libertas, in omnibus caritas.
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