A top Republican political operative is skeptical of Democrats' push on equal pay legislation.
The operative, Katie Packer Gage, a former campaign adviser to Mitt Romney and the founder of a political consulting shop that advises Republicans on appealing to women, said that Democrats are pushing equal pay proposals "to distract women from real issues."
But Gage cautioned that that doesn't mean pay disparities aren't something that women see as a problem.
"Look, women view this as a problem," Gage said according to CNN. "When you talk to women, and you see in focus groups, they feel it's a problem. They have anecdotal experience, they feel it, but they don't have very specific data. Our party's response has been to push back on it and say it's not a problem."
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