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GOP women's group releases latest round of House endorsements

The Hill logo The Hill 9/29/2020 Julia Manchester
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Winning for Women Action Fund, a super PAC devoted to electing GOP women to office, released its latest round of House endorsements on Tuesday in a list obtained exclusively by The Hill.

The endorsed challengers include Victoria Spartz in Indiana's 5th District, Yvette Herrell in New Mexico's 2nd District, Stephanie Bice in Oklahoma's 5th, and Nancy Mace in South Carolina's 1st. The nonpartisan Cook Political Report rates all of the races as "toss-up."

The group also formally threw its support behind Lauren Boebert in Colorado's 3rd District, which Cook rates as "lean Republican." Kat Cammack in Florida's 3rd Congressional District and Lisa McClain in Michigan's 10th District also received endorsements from Winning for Women.

Winning for Women also announced its support for a number of GOP House candidates it labeled as "Women on the Rise." The list includes Anna Paulina Luna in Florida's 13th District; Kim Klacik in Maryland's 7th District; Lynne Blankenbeker in New Hampshire's 2nd District, who lost her primary Sept. 8; and Esther Joy King in Illinois's 17th District.

Additionally, the group endorsed Republican incumbents America Samoa Del. Aumua Amata Radewagen and Puerto Rico Del. Jenniffer González-Colón.

"These women represent the best of the best. From veterans to nurses to small business owners, each of these candidates is uniquely qualified to serve her district in Congress," the group's political director Micah Yousefi said in a statement to The Hill.

"Not only will Winning For Women's PAC provide critical hard-dollar support to their campaigns, but it will also activate on their behalf a grassroots army of more than 800,000 members nationwide. It's been a historic year for conservative women, and W4W is proud to continue supporting those exceptional candidates who will go to Washington to fight back against an extreme, liberal agenda," Yousefi said.

The endorsements come as a record number of Republican women run for office in the 2020 election cycle. Data released in May by the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University shows an overall uptick in women seeking seats in the House this year, with 490 having filed to run.

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