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My neighbor, Shane Farrell, emailed me about events showcasing Andrew Zwicker, running for Rush Holt’s Congressional seat. Fortunately, today’s issue of U.S. 1 tells me what I need to know about him. Click here.

Tonight, Wednesday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. he will be at Princeton University’s Whig Hall Senate Chamber speaking with the Princeton College Democrats and the American Whig-Cliosophic Society of Princeton.

Tomorrow, Thursday, May 1, 7 p.m. he will be one of the candidates at ACLU primary debate at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton. Registration is encouraged: Click here.

Other events are mentioned in the U.S. 1 story.

Zwicker’s opponents include two formidable women: Linda Greenstein and Bonnie Watson Coleman. But — like Holt, he is a product of Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. He is indeed a rocket scientist.

In Princeton and DC: Old Girl Networks at Work

The WIBA Leadership Conference was a delightful success, and on an appropriate day, when Congressional women did an endrun around recalcitrant men to lead-broker a compromise.

From Time magazine:

It’s quite an irony that the U.S. Senate was once known for having the worst vestiges of a private men’s club: unspoken rules, hidden alliances, off-hours socializing and an ethic based at least as much on personal relationships as merit to get things done. That Senate—a fraternal paradise that worked despite all its obvious shortcomings—is long gone. And now the only place the old boys’ network seems to function anymore is among the four Republicans and 16 Democrats who happen to be women.

At the WIBA conference, woman after woman told of battling the old boy networks. “Women can’t direct theatre,” Emily Mann was told, yet McCarter hired her. She knew what she could do. Asked: “Did you ever think you would get a Tony? breathless pause expecting modest no”

Mann’s answer: YES.

I think the operative slogan is: “Never underestimate the power of … ”