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Mrs. Ackerman, Maggie’s California chairwoman, said she had no idea Mrs. Steelman was a liberal on tort and workmen’s compensation reforms.

“I’m not sure how much they are vetting these women,” she said. “But I guess I would give Maggie's List a little leeway if Ms. Steelman was conservative on everything else, because I think we need to start somewhere. On the left, Emily’s List has thousands of women who write checks and support their liberal ideas. I suspect some of them are not knowledgeable about how liberal that group is.”

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Ralph Z. Hallow

Ralph Z. Hallow

Chief political writer Ralph Z. Hallow served on the Chicago Tribune, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Washington Times editorial boards, was Ford Foundation Fellow in Urban Journalism at Northwestern University, resident at Columbia University Editorial-Page Editors Seminar and has filed from Berlin, Bonn, London, Paris, Geneva, Vienna, Amman, Beirut, Cairo, Damascus, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Belgrade, Bucharest, Panama and Guatemala.


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