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ICYMI on Newsmax: On Exclusive Panel, Chair Stefanik and E-PAC endorsed GOP women discuss taking back the House

Washington, D.C. – Last night on Newsmax’s Sean Spicer & Co. GOP House Conference Chair Elise Stefanik joined Sean Spicer and Lyndsay Keith for an exclusive interview and panel discussion with all eight of E-PAC’s first round of 2022 endorsed candidates. Stefanik and the candidates discussed top issues on the campaign trail and the record GOP women momentum in…

NTD: Rep. Stefanik Endorses 2022 House Candidates

By Melina Wisecup Democrats right now have control of the White House and both chambers of Congress, but their majorities on Capitol Hill are thin—and Republicans are anxiously gearing up their campaigns to flip the House red. Only a few seats are needed to give the GOP a majority. On Tuesday, Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) endorsed a handful of candidates—all…

BREITBART: Exclusive – Elise Stefanik: ‘There Is Nothing More Terrifying to a Democrat than Conservative Women’

By Ashley Oliver Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) is boosting Republican women candidates ahead of next year’s midterm elections and appeared at an event Tuesday with the eight women her political action committee has so far endorsed for 2022 races. Stefanik told Breitbart News in an interview after the event, which took place at the Republican…

Chair Stefanik Declares 2022 “The Year GOP Women will be the Majority Makers”, Announces over $3 Million Raised for E-PAC

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…

KLFY: Republicans push for more GOP women in Congress

By Basil John WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) is determined to increase the number of Republican women in Congress. “We believe that our strongest candidates in the 2022 election cycle will be these Republican women,” Stefanik said. Tuesday, she endorsed eight women who are running across the country. “I’m very inspired by their…

THE WASHINGTON TIMES: Stefanik-led PAC boosts GOP women candidates to help flip control of Congress in 2022

November 10, 2021 by Mica Soellner House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik on Wednesday endorsed eight women running for Congress next year, the latest recruits in her effort to swell the ranks of conservative women in the House GOP. Ms. Stefanik‘s Elevate PAC has been on a mission since 2019 to recruit and elect female candidates. She said that Republican women will be crucial to…

ICYMI via Fox News: Stefanik rolls out first round of 2022 endorsements to Republican women, says they will be ‘majority makers’

Washington, D.C. – Today Fox News published an exclusive story on E-PAC’s first slate of endorsed Republican women candidates in the 2021-2022 election cycle. The article highlights the eight endorsed women as well as “Women to Watch” candidates and discusses E-PAC’s proven history of helping elect the largest number of GOP women to Congress in our nation’s history. “House…

ICYMI via New York Post: ‘Majority makers’: Stefanik backs eight GOP women for Congress in ‘22

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the New York Post published a story on E-PAC’s recent candidate endorsement announcements – the first of the 2021-2022 election cycle. E-PAC’s endorsements include eight Republican women and eleven other rising star GOP women as “Women to Watch.” “House Republican Caucus chair Elise Stefanik (R-NY) released her first round of 2022 midterm endorsements Wednesday, vowing that GOP…

NY POST: ‘Majority makers’: Stefanik backs eight GOP women for Congress in ‘22

November 10, 2021 by Samual Chamberlain This one’s for the girls. House Republican Caucus chair Elise Stefanik (R-NY) released her first round of 2022 midterm endorsements Wednesday, vowing that GOP women will be “majority makers” next year. “As small business owners, mothers, veterans, and health care leaders, these women make up the most impressive and diverse group…

FOX NEWS: Stefanik rolls out first round of 2022 endorsements to Republican women, says they will be ‘majority makers’

November 10, 2021 by Brooke Sigman EXCLUSIVE: House Republican Caucus Chair Elise Stefanik rolled out her first round of EPAC endorsements to elect more Republican women to Congress in 2022, telling Fox News that the group is “the most impressive and diverse group of rising stars we’ve ever seen” and predicting that the GOP women “will be…

Elise Stefanik Continues Historic Effort To Elect GOP Women; E-PAC Announces First Round of 2021-2022 “Rising Star” Endorsements and “Women to Watch”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, November 10, 2021 Washington, D.C.— Today, Republican House Conference Chair and E-PAC Founder Elise Stefanik announced E-PAC’s first slate of endorsed candidates in the 2021-2022 cycle. Each of the eight E-PAC endorsed candidates have met E-PAC’s metrics and demonstrated an ability to build a winning campaign. E-PAC also announced “Women to Watch”…

NY POST: Congressional mom Elise Stefanik says she can have it all

Elise Stefanik says she is going to have it all. The new mom, and US House of Representatives GOP conference boss, won’t be slowing down from her official duties, even after the arrival of her son Samuel Albritton Manda six weeks ago. “I think it is important for women in a senior position in all…

Nancy Mace on Republican Women in Office: We Have Been Breaking Glass Ceilings Our Entire Lives

By Madeline Leesman October 5, 2021 On Tuesday the Republican National Committee (RNC) released the tenth installment of its “Real America” podcast hosted by Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. The latest episode featured Representative Nance Mace, a Republican representing South Carolina’s first congressional district. In the podcast, Mace discussed her journey into politics, the “Free Britney” movement,…

BREITBART: Report: Path to GOP House Majority Could Go Through Republican Women

By Jacob Bliss August 6, 2021 A recent report claims that the Republicans’ path back into the majority in the House could go through Republican woman candidates after their huge impact in the 2020 election. The report from CNN indicated that in 2020, Republican women were elected in record numbers, which included some of the most competitive…

OAN: Report: GOP Betting Big On Women Candidates To Win Back House Majority After Historic Turnout In 2020

By OAN Newsroom August 7, 2021 A new report suggested the GOP is looking for women candidates to help take back the House in 2022. According to a report on Friday, 155 women are already filing to run for Congress as a Republican. “There are several roads to taking back the House, but I think…

CNN: ‘We have to build off that success’: GOP hopes women lead the party back to House majority

By Melanie Zanona August 6, 2021 (CNN)For House Republicans, their path back to power could rest on the backs of GOP women.After a historic number of Republican women were elected to the House in 2020 — including in some of the most competitive races in the country — the party sees a recipe for electoral success and…

FOX NEWS: House GOP reelection chair spotlights surge in female Republican recruits

By Paul Steinhauser July 26, 2021 There are a record number of Republican women serving the in the House of Representatives, but the chair of the House GOP reelection arm says his party’s only getting started. “Thirty-two right now, the highest number ever in our conference,” noted Rep. Tom Emmer, National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) chair. “But I don’t think…

POLITICO: Stefanik raises $1.5M in second quarter

By Ally Mutnik July 13, 2021 WASHINGTON — Rep. Elise Stefanik, the newly minted House GOP conference chair, raised nearly $1.5 million in the last three months — her seventh consecutive quarter raising seven figures. The fourth-term incumbent raised more than $1.2 million for her campaign account from April through June; $116,000 through E-PAC, her leadership…

FORBES: Surge Of Republican Women To Run For House In 2022

By Jack Brewster July 2, 2021 TOPLINE As Republicans look to overcome Democrats’ narrow majority in the House, a wave of GOP women have announced plans to run for seats in the lower chamber in 2022. KEY FACTS More Republican women have said they will run for the House at this stage than any recent…

WSJ: More Republican Women Plan Runs for House, Building on Party’s 2020 Wins

By Gabriel Rubin July 2, 2021 MORE GOP WOMEN have announced plans to run for House seats in 2022 at this point than in any recent election cycle, according to Republican officials, feeding confidence that the party is positioned to build on its big gains in sending women to Congress last year. Democrats have long outpaced…

Rep. Stefanik Statement on Susan Wright’s Victory

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released the following statement following Susan Wright’s victory in the TX-06 Special Election. Congresswoman Stefanik’s E-PAC endorsed Wright in March, raising and donating over $50,000 for her campaign.  “I was proud to be one of the first Members to endorse and support Susan Wright. She is a proven warrior…

CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK’S E-PAC ENDORSES SUSAN WRIGHT (TX-06) AS “RISING STAR” CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik’s E-PAC has announced the formal endorsement of Susan Wright for Congress in Texas’s 6th Congressional District. After a historically successful 2020 cycle, E-PAC remains dedicated to electing more Republican women to Congress and is pledging to raise and donate a minimum of $30,000 to Susan’s Special Election campaign. Building…

Statement on Letlow’s Sweeping Victory

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released the following statement following Congresswoman-Elect Julia Letlow’s sweeping victory in the LA-05 Special Election. Congresswoman Stefanik’s E-PAC endorsed Letlow in early February, raising and donating over $70,000 for her campaign.  “I was honored to endorse Julia Letlow in February and today I am even happier to congratulate her on…

CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK’S E-PAC ANNOUNCES FIRST CANDIDATE ENDORSEMENT OF 2022 CYCLE; ENDORSES JULIA LETLOW (LA-05) AS “RISING STAR” CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik’s E-PAC dedicated to electing more Republican women to Congress, has announced the formal endorsement of Julia Letlow for Congress for Special Election in Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District. E-PAC is pledging to raise and donate a minimum of 30,000 dollars to Julia’s campaign pre-run-off. Building off the historic success of…

WASHINGTON POST: More Republican women than ever before will serve in this Congress. Here’s why.

By Michele L Swers January 5, 2021 It’s been a banner year for Republican women in Congress. Incumbent Sens. Joni Ernst (Iowa) and Susan Collins (Maine) won competitive races, making it possible for their party to hold its Senate majority if it wins at least one of the Georgia Senate runoffs. Republican women gained more dramatically in the House,…

WASHINGTON POST: GOP women’s record-breaking success reflects party’s major shift on recruiting and supporting female candidates

By Rachel Bade Published December 7, 2020 Republican Beth Van Duyne was skeptical when House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) showed up in Dallas and asked her to run for Congress in mid-2019. The former mayor of Irving, Tex., was well-known in the community as a glass-ceiling breaker in the local boys’ club of GOP…

ROLL CALL: Zooms, phone calls and texts: Supporting GOP women behind the scenes

By Bridget Bowman Published December 3, 2020 The coronavirus pandemic sent candidates scrambling in the spring, trying to figure out how to campaign amid a global health crisis. For Republican women, that meant calling Julie Conway.  “I was having the same conversation 30 times a day,” Conway, the executive director of VIEW PAC, which supports…

NEWSWEEK: Republican Women, Widely Dismissed in the Trump Era, Crushed Democrats in Key House Races

BY ALEXANDRA HUTZLER  November 23, 2020 The Republican Party has chipped away at the Democratic majority in Congress, in large part thanks to female candidates. “[The year] 2020 ended up being the perfect storm for Republican women,” said Julie Conway, executive director of the Value in Electing Women (VIEW) political action committee, which supports conservative women…

NPR: How A Record Number Of Republican Women Got Elected To Congress

By Danielle Kurtzleben November 13, 2020 Minnesota’s sprawling, rural 7th Congressional District has been represented by conservative Democrat Collin Peterson for 30 years. It was considered one of Democrats’ most vulnerable seats going into this year’s election, and the GOP flipped it when Michelle Fischbach won by 13 points. Rep.-elect Fischbach credited one particular Republican…

NEW YORK POST: Republican women roar with unprecedented wave of victories in the House

By the New York Post Editorial Board November 8, 2020 With several races still unresolved, Republicans are on track to make major gains in the House of Representatives — with women definitely leading the way. Female candidates account for most of the seats that the GOP has wrested from the Democrats so far, and this year…

CNN: Republican women see record-breaking success in the House

By Simone Pathe November 5, 2020 House Republicans are defying expectations this week by gaining seats — in large part due to the success of female candidates. At least 13 non-incumbent Republican women have won their contests so far, according to CNN projections. That breaks the record from 2010 of 9 non-incumbent GOP women winning House races, according…

THE NEW YORK TIMES: In Ascendant Night for Congressional Republicans, Women Led the Way

By Catie Edmondson and Emily Cochrane November 4, 2020 WASHINGTON — Republican women delivered critical victories to their party in the election, signaling the success of their efforts to recruit and elect a more diverse slate of candidates as they sought to counter Democrats’ huge advantage in adding women to their ranks in Congress. Conservative women were nearing…

POLITICO: Recruitment push fuels record number of women in House GOP

By MELANIE ZANONA and ALLY MUTNICK November 4, 2020 Two years after Democrats celebrated another “Year of the Woman,” Republicans are having a historic moment of their own. House Republicans are poised to add at least 13 women — if not more — to their depleted ranks next year after a record-breaking recruitment effort. Several races involving female…

STEFANIK’S E-PAC ENDORSES SIX NEW “RISING STAR” GOP WOMEN CANDIDATES

September 10, 2020 Washington, D.C. – Today, E-PAC, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik’s PAC dedicated to electing Republican women to Congress in 2020 and beyond, endorsed six new 2020 “Rising Star” GOP women candidates. CO-03 Lauren Boebert FL-03: Kat Cammack FL-13: Anna Paulina Luna KS-03: Amanda Adkins MI-10: Lisa McClain TN-01 Diana Harshbarger “I am thrilled to…

VOX NEWS: A record number of women could be elected to the House this fall

Written by Li Zhou for VOX on August 14, 2020 In 2018, 102 women won their House races, setting a new record. And in 2020, that record could well be broken again. That’s thanks to a surge of primary wins by Democratic women of color like Candace Valenzuela, who could be elected the first Afro-Latina member…

NEWSMAX: Fresh Female Energy Can Steer GOP Right in 2020

Written by Paige Donner for Newsmax on August 5, 2020 Despite inheriting Phyllis Schlafly’s political mantle, somehow the female ranks of elected Republican officials have thinned in recent years. Serving at any given time, the record number of Republican women in Congress remains at a paltry 25. But, in 2020, there are a slew of…

Memorandum on Rep. Stefanik’s Efforts to Elect GOP Women

To: Interested Parties From: Alex Degrasse, Senior Advisor Date: July 22, 2020 RE: Stefanik, donated, raised, or bundled 750k to date for GOP Women TOPLINES Congresswoman Stefanik is consistently one of the Republican Party’s top fundraisers. This cycle, she has coupled her strong leadership with WinRed’s impressive fundraising infrastructure to be a leading fundraiser and…

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: GOP Women Embrace Guns In House Races

Written by Natalie Andrews for The Wall Street Journal on July 12, 2020 Tiffany Shedd, running for the House in Arizona, re-enacts a moment in which she pulled out a gun to defend her family when she saw what she said were drug runners on her land near the border. In New Mexico, Yvette Herrell promises to…

FIVE THIRTY EIGHT: 2020 Could Be The New Year Of The Woman … For The GOP

Written by Meredith Conroy for FiveThirtyEight on July 8, 2020 More women ran for office in 2018 than ever before, which led to a record number of women in Congress. Overall, the share of House and Senate seats held by women increased by 4 percentage points, from 20 to 24 percent — adding more women to the ranks than…

CNN: Record number of GOP women winning House primaries, but most face tough fall races

Written by Simone Path for CNN on July 6, 2020 Washington (CNN) — More Republican women than ever before are winning primaries for US House, which has traditionally been the biggest obstacle to getting women elected to a GOP conference that’s still overwhelmingly male and white. A record 55 Republican women have won their House…

E-PAC ENDORSES 2 NEW RISING STAR CANDIDATES, TOUTS NY PRIMARY VICTORIES

Washington, D.C. – Today, E-PAC, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik’s PAC dedicated to electing Republican women to Congress in 2020 and beyond, endorsed two new 2020 “Rising Star” candidates. ME-02: Adrienne Bennett OH-13: Christina Hagan “I am excited to endorse Adrienne Bennett and Christina Hagan for Congress in 2020,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “These conservative, principled women have…

NPR: More Republican Women Than Ever Are Running For Congress: Here’s Why

Written by Susan Davis for NPR on June 17, 2020 A familiar tale is unfolding in American politics in 2020: women are once again setting records as candidates for Congress. While the 2018 midterms saw a historic wave of Democratic candidates and general election winners, this time the surge in candidates is among Republican women…

E-PAC GOP WOMEN CANDIDATES CONTINUE TO SWEEP EARLY JUNE PRIMARIES; E-PAC ANNOUNCES NEWLY ENDORSED NEW “RISING STAR” CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATES TO 2020 SLATE

June 10, 2020 Washington, D.C. – E-PAC, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik’s Leadership PAC dedicated to electing more Republican women to Congress, congratulates Karen Handel and Nancy Mace on their overwhelming victories last night. EPAC is proud to have led the early support effort for both of these incredible candidates with an early endorsement and investment. To date,…

TOWNHALL: GOP Women Dominate Tuesday’s Congressional Primaries

Written by Reagan McCarthy for Townhall on June 3, 2020 Republicans nominated an influx of women to run in competitive congressional districts during Tuesday’s primaries. To date, 36 GOP women have emerged victorious from congressional primaries, with only 50 percent of primaries having taken place. The current record for Republican female candidates is 53, set…

STEFANIK AND E-PAC ENDORSE LISA SONG SUTTON IN NV-04

May 19, 2020 Washington, D.C.: Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik endorsed Lisa Song Sutton for Congress in Nevada’s 4th Congressional District. “I am proud to endorse Lisa Song Sutton in her campaign to represent the good people of Nevada’s 4th Congressional District in Congress,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “Lisa has the background needed to join our ranks and help rebuild…

THE LILY: More women are running for House seats than ever. Even 2018.

Written by Caroline Kitchener in The Lily on May 13, 2020 It wasn’t hard for Claire Russo to imagine herself running for Congress. She lives about an hour away from Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.), who ran in 2018. Spanberger has three young kids, like Russo. She has a background in national security, like Russo. And…

BOSTON GLOBE: A record number of women are running for the US House this year. Republicans are a key reason why

Written by James Pindell in the Boston Globe on May 13, 2020 More women are running for the US House in 2020 than at any point in American history, according to a running tally of candidates compiled by Rutgers University researchers. Including incumbents, there are now 490 female candidates running in primaries for the 435…

E-PAC ENDORSED CANDIDATES SWEPT PRIMARY ELECTIONS ON SUPER TUESDAY AND ADVANCE TO GENERAL ELECTIONS

Washington, D.C. – Last night on Super Tuesday, five E-PAC endorsed candidates overwhelmingly won and swept their respective primaries, including avoiding run-offs in Texas. E-PAC is Congresswoman Elise Stefanik’s Leadership PAC to engage, empower, elevate, and elect more GOP women to Congress in 2020 and beyond. Early money and support from E-PAC was critical in all…

TOWN HALL: Stefanik PAC Candidates Sweep Super Tuesday Primaries

Written by Reagan McCarthy in Town Hall on March 4, 2020 Super Tuesday brought victories for candidates down the ballot, aside from Democratic primary contenders. Rep. Elise Stefanik’s (R-NY) Super PAC, E-PAC, saw overwhelming victories from endorsed primary candidates. E-PAC’s mission is to engage, empower and elevate Republican women to elected office. Rep. Stefanik launched…

STEFANIK’S E-PAC ANNOUNCES SECOND SLATE OF ENDORSED “RISING STAR” GOP WOMEN CANDIDATES

Washington, D.C. – E-PAC, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik’s Leadership PAC, which is dedicated to electing more Republican women to Congress in 2020 and beyond, has announced the second slate of “Rising Star” endorsed women candidates for the 2020 elections. Stefanik announced her first slate of endorsed candidates this past October. The following endorsed candidates have met…

Roll Call: PAC trying to boost number of Republican women in House backs 11 candidates

By Simone Pathé, Published on October 22, 2019 New York Rep. Elise Stefanik has made it her mission to increase the number of Republican women in the House by playing in primaries. On Tuesday, she’s unveiling the first 11 candidates who have the full backing of her recently rebranded leadership PAC. Stefanik will announce her slate of “Rising Star”…

STEFANIK’S E-PAC ANNOUNCES FIRST SLATE OF ENDORSED “RISING STAR” GOP WOMEN CANDIDATES

Washington, D.C. – E-PAC, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik’s Leadership PAC dedicated to electing more Republican women to Congress in 2020 and beyond, has announced the first slate of “Rising Star” endorsed women candidates for the 2020 elections. The following endorsed candidates met E-PAC’s metrics: at least $250,000 raised in their first full quarter after announcing their…

Times Union: Stefanik raises voice on GOP fundraising and recruiting women

Published on September 20, 2019 by Emilie Munson WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik wants more women in the House, and she’s unabashed about a key ingredient to do it: money. Her disruptive voice on the issues of GOP fundraising and recruiting is likely to play a sizable role as the party reaches for…

NBC News: More Republican women than ever are planning to run for office

Published August 26, 2019 by Sarah Fitzpatrick, Kristen Welker and Kenzi Abou-Sabe There’s nothing unusual about Patti Russo spending huge chunks of time on the phone. She’s the executive director of a prestigious training program for women planning to run for elected office. But this year, Russo has been fielding an influx of calls the…

ORANGE COUNTY BREEZE: U.S. Representative Elise Stefanik and E-PAC endorse Michelle Steel for Congress

Published in the Orange County Breeze on July 24th 2019 U.S. Representative Elise Stefanik announced she has officially endorsed Orange County Supervisor Michelle Steel for California’s 48th congressional district. Representative Stefanik, who served as the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Recruitment Chair last cycle, was first elected to Congress in 2014 and at the time was…

The Hill: Yes, the GOP has a woman problem — yes, it can be solved

Opinion Published July 26, 2019 by Rebecca Schuller, Executive Director of Winning for Women Last year’s midterm elections saw the number of Republican women in the U.S. House fall from 22 to 13, a 25-year low. Knowing this is a crisis level number, Republicans across the country have launched a broad effort to elect more women…

ROLL CALL: North Carolina Republican runoff tests the future of the House GOP

By Simone Pathé Published on July 9, 2019 Voters in eastern North Carolina are heading to the polls Tuesday for a low-profile special election with a lot at stake.  Regardless of who wins the Republican primary runoff, the 3rd District seat formerly held by the late Rep. Walter B. Jones will almost certainly remain in GOP hands…

NEW YORK TIMES: ‘It Can’t Be Worse’: How Republican Women Are Trying to Rebuild

By Maggie Astor, July 9, 2019 NEW HAVEN — For Republican women, 2018 was rock bottom. At least, that’s how Julie Conway, a Republican consultant, described it to students attending the Women’s Campaign School at Yale. The tally: They sank from 23 representatives in the House to 13, a drop more than twice as sharp as…

The Hill: GOP amps up efforts to recruit women candidates

BY JulieGrace Brufke – 05/25/19 08:58 PM EDT House Republicans are accelerating efforts to recruit more female candidates as the party looks to claw back some of the suburban districts they lost to Democrats during the midterm election cycle. The recruitment push comes after Democrats elected a record 35 women to the House last year, many in…

NYT: ‘Bigger Than a Party of Old White Men’: G.O.P. Women Seek to Replenish House Ranks

By Carl Hulse New York Times, May 16, 2019 WASHINGTON — While House Democratic women celebrated one of their best elections ever last November, Republican women lamented one of their worst. A solitary new female Republican representative was triumphant compared with 35 freshman Democrats, many of whom arrived with a considerable splash. Female Republican membership in…

CNN: Carol Miller, the only new GOP woman elected to the House, wants to help more Republican women get to Congress

(CNN) For freshman Republican Rep. Carol Miller, work-life balance looks a bit different. While she was running for her House seat last fall, there were times when Miller had to rush back to the bison farm she owns in West Virginia to deal with unexpected problems with the animals she helps raise. Miller has a…

PBS: House GOP looks to women, minorities as 2020 challengers

By Alan Fram, Associated Press Politics May 13, 2019 8:01 AM EDT WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Republicans are hunting district-by-district for just the right candidates — women and minorities in many cases — to help them recapture the House six months after a political tidal wave swept Democrats into control of the most diverse majority in…

AP: House GOP focusing on women, minorities for 2020 challengers

By Alan Fram, May 13th 2019 WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Republicans are hunting district-by-district for just the right candidates — women and minorities in many cases — to help them recapture the House six months after a political tidal wave swept Democrats into control of the most diverse majority in history. Among the recruits are…

TIME: Congresswoman Elise Stefanik Has a Plan to Get More Republican Women Elected

BY, ALANA ABRAMSON  5:58 AM EDT MAY 9th 2019 Representative Elise Stefanik can pinpoint the moment that crystallized the issue for her: It was the week after the midterm elections, and the newly elected members of the House of Representatives lined up for a photo. Representing the Democratic side of the aisle were more than 30…

Roll Call: More GOP women want to run for the House. But why now?

Female Republicans are stepping up to run earlier than last cycle Posted May 8, 2019 5:05 AM, By Simone Pathé Stephanie Bice is a Republican from a deeply conservative state that’s only sent three women to Congress. But the election of a record-breaking number of female freshmen to the House in 2018, all but one of them…

Roll Call: Republican woman makes North Carolina runoff in race for Walter Jones’ seat

Democratic nominee Allen Thomas will have general election campaign to himself for two months By Simone Pathé Posted Apr 30, 2019 10:08 PM The first special election primary of the year is heading into overtime, with two of the 17 Republicans in North Carolina’s 3rd District advancing to a July 9 runoff for a seat that’s likely…

WSJ: House GOP Rallies Behind Malliotakis, a Republican Woman, as Staten Island Challenger

Primary bid from former Rep. Michael Grimm is expected to get cool reception from some in his party By Kristina Peterson April 28, 2019 10:00 a.m. ET STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.—Former GOP Rep. Michael Grimm knows party leaders will be rooting for Nicole Malliotakis in the race to take back the Staten Island-based district Republicans lost…

Roll Call: Kevin McCarthy backs Young Kim in targeted California House race

Bridget Bowman Posted Apr 29, 2019 7:38 PM House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is wasting no time backing his preferred candidate in California’s 39th District, endorsing former assemblywoman and congressional aide Young Kim, who launched her House campaign on Monday.  “Young Kim is a fierce campaigner and one of the top recruits in the country for House Republicans….

CBS News: Conservative GOP female doctor appeals to women for North Carolina House seat

By Emily Tillett, Published On: April 30, 2019 / 3:27 PM / CBS NEWS Along the shores of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, a crowded field that includes more candidates than the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, is vying for the seat left vacant by the death of Rep. Walter Jones in North Carolina’s third congressional district….

Roll Call: House recruiter to GOP: ‘Do a better job of looking like America’

ByBridget Bowman Posted Apr 10, 2019 11:59 AM Indiana Rep. Susan W. Brooks made a point of telling her Republican colleagues this week about several new candidates who are women and people of color.   “It’s important that we, as a conference, do a better job of looking like America, and better representing the very diverse country that we have,” Brooks, the…

Politico: House GOP wooing women voters ahead of 2020

By MELANIE ZANONA 04/02/2019 05:04 AM EDT, Updated 04/02/2019 08:54 AM EDT House Republicans are racing to combat accusations that the party is anti-woman as they face increased pressure on a series of Democratic-backed bills focusing on women’s issues. The GOP, which is still bruised from brutal midterm elections that decimated its ranks of female lawmakers, has…

Marie Claire: Elise Stefanik Is Going to Bring Women Back to the GOP

The pink wave wasn’t very red. by Rebecca Gale Mar 25, 2019 When Elise Stefanik, a Republican member of the House of Representatives looks around the House chamber, she sees a wave of new female faces—nearly all of whom sit on the Democratic side. Of the 102 women who currently serve in the House, all but 13…

WALL STREET JOURNAL: Republicans Plan Outreach to Women Ahead of 2020 Elections

House GOP, with few female incumbents following midterms, finds recruiting candidates no simple matter By Kristina Peterson March 13, 2019 10:13 a.m. ET COLUMBIA, S.C.—After an election that left the House with nearly seven times as many Democratic women as GOP women, Republicans on and off Capitol Hill vowed to even out those numbers. But boosting GOP…

WASHINGTON EXAMINER: Elise Stefanik is pushing fellow Republicans to confront the party’s woman problem

by David M. Drucker | March 12, 2019 Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., is pushing fellow Republicans to admit they have a problem and thoroughly re-evaluate their approach to women voters, warning colleagues in Washington that a rocky relationship with this critical bloc is hobbling the party and could prove costly in 2020. The 34-year-old, third-term Republican from…

BUSTLE: Rep. Elise Stefanik’s Tweet About The GOP’s Gender Gap In Congress Is A Clap Back Master Class

By LAUREN HOLTER, Bustle While a record number of Democratic women were elected to the U.S. House in the midterm election, the GOP’s gender gap actually worsened. The Republican congresswoman from New York who was previously the youngest woman ever elected to Congress has vowed to help more Republican women make it to Capitol Hill —…

GLAMOUR: There Are Just 13 Republican Women in Congress. One Sounds the Alarm: ‘We Are at a Crisis Level’

By Mattie Kahn February 20, 2019 Republicans elected one new woman to the House of Representatives in 2018. Rep. Elise Stefanik knows she has to help the GOP improve on that dismal number in 2020. Elise Stefanik entered the House of Representatives in 2015. At the time, the Republican from New York was just 30 and the youngest woman…

NPR: Republican Congresswoman Warns GOP Leaders Of Gender ‘Crisis’

By Danielle Kurtzleben, NPR New York Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik is deeply worried about her party. “We are facing a crisis level of Republican women in Congress,” Stefanik said on Thursday, noting that there are only 13 Republican women in the U.S. House, down from 23 last session. Stefanik stepped down as House Republicans’ recruitment…

ROLL CALL: Stefanik launches PAC to boost female candidates, now with GOP leadership support

By Simone Pathé, Roll Call Republicans have trouble electing women. And for at least one afternoon in Washington, everyone recognized that problem. House GOP leadership, consultants, members and former candidates all showed up Thursday to a five-hour confab just off Capitol Hill to help New York Rep. Elise Stefanik launch her rebranded leadership PAC, which will be…

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….

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…

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…