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 dedicated to helping women in primaries.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who presides over a conference with just 13 women, admitted off the bat that the biggest challenge to increasing the ranks of GOP women has been in primaries.

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