Stefanik’s PAC releases latest set of recommendations for GOP female candidates
House Republican Conference Speaker Elise StefanikElise Marie StefanikTrump not invited to conservative AEI event GOP leaders accuse Biden of ‘weakness’ over Russian invasion of Ukraine McCarthy slams GOP members who spoke at the white nationalist conference MORE‘s (RN.Y) super PAC released its latest round of endorsements on Tuesday, seeking to boost GOP female candidates ahead of November’s midterm elections.
Stefanik’s E-PAC has officially endorsed Tanya Contreras Wheeless in Arizona’s Fourth Congressional District, Anna Paulina Luna in Florida’s 13th Congressional District, Erin Houchin in Florida’s Ninth Congressional District. Indiana, Annie Black in Nevada’s fourth congressional district, Liz Joy in New York’s 20th congressional district. district, Madison Gesiotto Gilbert in Ohio’s 13th congressional district, Lori Chavez-DeRemer in Oregon’s fifth congressional district, Morgan Ortagus in Tennessee’s fifth congressional district, Cassy Garcia in the 28th congressional district of Texas and Mayra Flores in Texas’ 34th congressional district.
Flores won her primary in Texas’ 34th district last week, while Garcia advanced to the Republican runoff in the state’s 28th congressional district. Seven of the districts from the latest round of E-PAC approvals are on the National Republican Campaign Committee’s (NRCC) target list.
“We have strong Republican women from Florida to Indiana, Arizona and Oregon in key battleground districts who will determine the majority in the House,” Stefanik said in a statement.
Tuesday’s list of endorsements brought E-PAC’s total endorsements for 2022 to 18 nominees.
Stefanik said the endorsements are proof that more Republican women than ever are running for Congress.
“I am thrilled to add to E-PAC’s impressive slate of Republican female candidates by officially endorsing nine more Rising Star GOP women for Congress. Clearly, there is no shortage of female star Republicans. this cycle – we have a record of over 260 Republican women already running for Congress, surpassing our record in 2020 during the historic ‘Year of the Republican Woman,’” she said in the same statement.
There are currently 31 Republican women, plus two female GOP delegates serving in the House.
E-PAC also introduced its latest “Women to Watch” candidates on Tuesday, made up of women whom Stefanik sees as strong candidates and who they might consider supporting later in the campaign cycle. This list includes Jan Kulmann and Barbara Kirkmeyer in Colorado’s Eighth Congressional District, Catalina Lauf and Cassandra Tanner Miller in Illinois’ 11th Congressional District, Regan Deering in Illinois’ 13th Congressional District, Theresa Gavarone in Ohio’s ninth congressional district, Jessica De La Cruz in Rhode. The island’s second congressional district, Kalena Bruce and Sarah Walsh in Missouri’s fourth congressional district and Yesli Vega in Virginia’s seventh congressional district.