Republican CEO says Hillary Clinton's loss galvanized women Dems to run for office

Republican CEO Sarah Chamberlain said in an interview that aired Friday on "Rising" that Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonRoger Stone challenges Dems to produce WikiLeaks evidence Steve King asks Google CEO for names of employees to see if they're liberals O'Rourke edges out Biden in MoveOn straw poll MORE's loss to President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Republicans move to block Yemen war-powers votes for rest of Congress Trump says he's considering 10 to 12 contenders for chief of staff Michael Flynn asks judge to spare him from jail time MORE in 2016 partly explains why so many Democratic women have launched bids for public office. 

"I think some of it is the Hillary Clinton effect. I think a lot of women feel she should have won, and she didn't, so now they're much more engaged," Chamberlain told Hill.TV's Krystal Ball on "Rising."

"On the Republican side we could be doing better," she continued. 

Chamberlain is the CEO of Republican Mainstreet Partnership and is the only woman in the U.S. serving as the CEO of a major GOP organization. 
 
Her comments come as scores of Democratic women across the country are running in the 2018 midterm elections in what has become known as "the year of the woman."
 
Women make up 42 percent of Democratic candidates and also make up 13 percent of GOP midterm candidates, according to the Rutgers Center for American Women in Politics. 
 
Democratic women have run in large part to challenge to President Trump and his administration's policies. 
 
Chamberlain said that while Republican women favor many of Trump's policies, they typically do not approve of his conduct, including on Twitter. 
 
"They like his policies, which is interesting because they're able to separate the policies like the jobs, the tax cuts, obviously our economy is doing great," she said. 
 
"They don't like his tweeting, and that's the problem. They don't like him as a person, and the things he tweets about, but they love his policies," she continued. 
 
"So my hope is he just put[s] down the phone for a while, and he just lets the GOP run on our issues," she said. 
 
Despite Trump's low approval ratings and high disapproval ratings, he has hit the campaign trail in recent months, hoping to galvanize Republicans ahead of November's races.
 

— Julia Manchester