They’re a key part of the vote in any election, but this year, women voters are set to play an even bigger role. A new Republican group called Red State Women is hoping to draw more female voters to their side. Meanwhile, Texas Democrats are fronting two women at the top of the ticket and hoping issues like equal pay and reproductive rights will bring more women to the polls.

In Monday’s Capital Tonight, we heard from both Republican and Democratic leaders about what it takes to bring more women into the political fold.

CAPITAL COMMENTATORS

With the race for the GOP nomination for lieutenant governor coming down to the wire, can last-minute attacks shift the momentum? Political strategists Harold Cook and Ted Delisi weighed in on that question and more.

SERVING OUR TROOPS

The scandal over VA hospitals continues to grow, but does the problem stem from more than just the current leadership? We sat down with American Legion, Department of Texas adjutant Bill West to learn more.