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Stefanik is promoting a plan to increase the number of women as GOP candidates

By meerna Jun12,2024

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) – Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik (RNY) introduced six women running for Congress to voters.

She helps fund their campaigns through an action committee she founded in 2018.

“E-PAC candidates are once again the tip of the spear in our fight to protect and expand the Republican majority in the House of Representatives,” Stefanik said.

E-PAC’s goal is to increase the number of conservative women serving in Congress.

“We don’t support candidates just because they are women. We support the best candidates in these races, i.e. women leaders, said Stefanik.

Candidates like Alison Esposito of New York and Caroleene Dobson of Alabama say this kind of support means a lot, especially from Stefanik.

“The guidance and mentorship she showed us is truly beyond words. She was, she was fantastic. And it is very much appreciated,” Esposito said:

“We have tripled the number of Republican women in such a short period of time. That’s why I’m honored to be shortlisted,” Dobson said.

While Republicans have praised the gains they have made, the Democratic National Committee wants to curb that growth.

“The Republican Party has really demonstrated that it is not the party for women,” said Hannah Muldavin, a spokeswoman for the DNC.

Muldavin says most women in Congress are Democrats, and Democrats care about issues that affect women.

“We need to make sure we focus on policies that actually support women, who support jobs and the economy. And that’s something Democrats have and Republicans just don’t,” Muldavin said.

Republicans have a slim majority in the House, so either race could be the one to tip the scales.

By meerna

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