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TIMES UNION: Stefanik rolls out PAC committed to electing more GOP women

By Dan Freedman, Times Union WASHINGTON | Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, took center stage Thursday as arguably her party’s leading hope to recruit women Republican candidates and win back some suburban women voters who abandoned the GOP in droves in last year’s midterms. “It’s a problem,” she said at the rollout of her rebranded leadership PAC —…

SUN COMMUNITY NEWS: Stefanik, seeking to confront GOP’s gender gap, readies leadership initiative

By: Pete Demola, Sun Community News WASHINGTON, D.C. | House Democrats welcomed the most diverse freshman class in history last week, including the first Native American and Muslim American women. But Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Schuylerville) watched the pomp and circumstance from the sidelines. While she recruited more than 100 women candidates to run in the…

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….