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TIMES UNION: Stefanik steps into limelight as leader of GOP women

By: Dan Freedman, Times Union WASHINGTON — No longer the new kid in town, Rep. Elise Stefanik is calling on Republican leaders to conduct serious soul-searching after the party’s loss of the House to Democrats, and warning that the dearth of women in the GOP conference has reached a “crisis level.” The Schuylerville lawmaker won…

‘Crisis level’: Republican women sound warning after election losses

By Elise Viebeck and Felicia Sonmez, The Washington Post Republicans lost the House in November as droves of female voters spurned the party, a reflection of the gaping gender gap. The election devastated the GOP’s already meager group of congresswomen. Almost none of the political survivors will hold positions of power in Congress next year….

POLITICO: ‘I wasn’t asking for permission’: GOP women put leaders on notice

“To say what Elise is doing is a mistake? We need to applaud her. She’s filling a void.” – Former Rep. Diane Black By: Rachael Bade and Sarah Ferris, Politico The already meager ranks of female House Republicans had just been further decimated in the midterms when Rep. Ann Wagner was readying a play to…

Stefanik: GOP leaders need to step up their female recruitment efforts

By: Juliegrace Brufke, The Hill Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) said Tuesday that GOP leadership needs to “put their money where their mouth is” if they are serious about diversifying the conference and getting more women elected. She said that while it was encouraging that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) announced support of her efforts…