Women of both parties must seize the momentum



When Rep. Elise StefanikElise Marie StefanikThe year of the Republican woman Republican women break barriers in House on election night Women gain uneven footholds in Congress, state legislatures MORE (R-N.Y.) announced the launch of E-PAC, a new initiative to support Republican women candidates, the fortunes of Republican women in Washington were at a dismal nadir. Following the 2018 election, their numbers in the U.S. House of Representatives had nearly halved, plunging by 10 seats, and just one lone Republican woman had joined the incoming freshman class of House legislators. Stefanik recognized the dire situation facing the Republican Party, but she was optimistic about a course forward: “I believe that one way we can attempt to change this trend is by supporting strong women candidates pre-primary,” she told the crowd assembled for E-PAC’s launch. “As any candidate…

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