FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Washington, D.C.— Today, Republican House Conference Chair and E-PAC founder Elise Stefanik hosted all eight of E-PAC’s first slate of endorsed candidates and highlighted record GOP women momentum in the road to taking back the House Majority. The press conference followed E-PAC’s 2022 kick-off fundraiser this morning, which raised over $150,000 directly for E-PAC’s endorsed candidates.
At the press conference, Chair Stefanik stated:
“These are the GOP women who will lead the way to fire Nancy Pelosi, take back the House, and win big next November…We know that when strong Republicans run for office, strong Republicans win and they flip districts. These women that are with me today are the first slate of E-PAC’s endorsed candidates. And, as I said, they will lead the way in firing Nancy Pelosi once and for all.”said Stefanik.
Following Congresswoman Stefanik’s remarks, all eight Republican women spoke about why they’re running and the importance of taking back the House:
Esther Joy King (IL-17)
“My mom and dad taught me if there is something you can do to make a difference it’s my responsibility to jump in and do it. And that led me to join the United States Army as a JAG Officer. And I am the battle ready leader, ready to go to war in Illinois’s 17th which has been rated a toss-up race for the 2022 election. So we’re winning this!”
Amanda Adkins (KS-03)
“In 2010, I was the 2-term elected state Chair of the Kansas Republican Party when we won everything. And it is this cycle when we will again… And here’s what I’ll tell you: Independence and Republicans right now are fighting mad about inflation, the rising cost of goods, the rising cost of fuel, and they’re really angry about the overreach of government. The path back to the majority definitely runs through KS-03.”
Karoline Leavitt (NH-01)
“I saw the affects the Democrats were having on my family first hand and in a very short amount of time. I felt compelled to get off of the sidelines and step into the arena to fight for hardworking families like my own in my home district. This is a winnable seat, and I am running to unseat Democrat Chris Pappas and retire Nancy Pelosi.”
April Becker (NV-03)
“You know I always say when you want something done right you have to do it yourself. That’s why I went to Law school and that’s why I’m running for Congress. We have a swing district in Nevada 3, and my opponent votes with Nancy Pelosi 99% of the time. She doesn’t represent the district, it’s time for that to change, and I look forward to representing Nevada in 2022 when we take back the House.”
Lisa Scheller (PA-07)
“One hundred percent of my time, effort, and resources are focused on making sure that come November 2022 we give Susan Wild her walking papers and we knock that gavel out of Nancy Pelosi’s hand.”
Monica De La Cruz (TX-15)
“I was born and raised along the border, and this district includes McAllen and Edinburg, Texas, sadly ground zero for the illegal immigration that is currently happening. I’m also the only candidate with back-to-back endorsements from the National Border Patrol Council. Why? Because Border Patrol and Customs Agents, and Law Enforcement Officers know that I stand with them. In 2020, we ran a pure grassroots campaign and although we fell short, we only fell short with less than 3%. And it’s because of that the current Congressman Gonźalez decided to move out of the district. And that’s why we will be successful in 2022.”
Jen Kiggans (VA-02)
“We’ve seen our rights be violated, we’ve seen our economy be trashed, we’ve seen our kids out of school, we’ve seen the border crisis, we’ve seen what happened in Afghanistan. We’ve seen a lot of things especially in Virginia where we know what happens when we don’t have that balance of power. So it motivates me to get off my couch and to want to be a part of the team that’s going to help take back the U.S. House and flip the House next year with the Midterm Elections.”
Jeanine Lawson (VA-10)
“It has been an honor to serve Prince William County since 2014. I have represented that district in a deep blue county but I have stuck to my principles and that’s exactly what I plan to do running for Congress. I have been a County Supervisor who has stood up to a woke, CRT curriculum. I’ve stood up to the folks that have asked for defunding the Prince William Police Department. I have opposed Prince William County becoming a sanctuary county… It’s time to restore common sense leadership to this district and that’s exactly what we’re going to do next year.”
In 2019, only 13 Republican women served in the House of Representatives, making up only 2.9% of Congress. Congresswoman Elise Stefanik founded E-PAC to recruit, engage, empower, elevate, and elect more GOP women to office. Since its founding, E-PAC has raised and donated over $3 million for GOP women candidates. That includes donating and raising over $1,000,000 this cycle, including $500,000 raised directly for GOP women candidates online.
In 2020, E-PAC helped more than double the number of GOP women in Congress in what President Trump called 2020, “The Year of the Republican Women.” 11 out of the 15 seats that flipped red were won by E-PAC endorsed Republican women.