Republican opposition to reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act in its current form will "absolutely" be used against them as a campaign issue, according to (from left) Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, of New Hampshire, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, of California, and Sen. Patty Murray, of Washington, all Democrats. (Associated Press)

Republican opposition to reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act in its current form will "absolutely" be used against them as a campaign issue, according to (from left) Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, of New Hampshire, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, of California, and Sen. Patty Murray, of Washington, all Democrats. (Associated Press)