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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…

THE HILL: Scalise backs Stefanik’s push to help GOP women in primaries

By Juliegrace Brufke, The Hill House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) threw his support behind Rep. Elise Stefanik’s (R-N.Y.) push to help more Republican women win their primary races on Friday. “Thank you for leading on this @EliseStefanik. We need more talented women like you in Congress. I’m proud to support your efforts,” he tweeted…

WASHINGTON POST: Power Up: Elise Stefanik isn’t asking permission to try and change the GOP

By: Jacqueline Alemany, The Washington Post Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) is tackling the GOP’s woman problem head on — and isn’t asking for permission to do so. It’s a refrain she tweeted on Tuesday after the new chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee, Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Minn.), told Roll Call he thought it was…

ROLL CALL: Elise Stefanik Wants to Play in Primaries to Help Republican Women

By: Simone Pathé, Roll Call New York Rep. Elise Stefanik recruited more than 100 women as the first female head of recruitment at the National Republican Congressional Committee. But only one of them prevailed, with many failing to make it through their primaries. So Stefanik is stepping back from the NRCC to be involved where…