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Republicans Aiming at Gender Gap Pick Mom to Rebut Obama

As the U.S. House resisted renewal of an anti-domestic violence law, a top priority for women’s groups, Republican leaders turned to Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers to gather the votes to help Democrats pass it.

A year later, the Washington state lawmaker will be the face of the Republican Party as she delivers the response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address tonight.