It’s time for Conservative Women Weekly, our weekly newsletter that breaks down wins from Republican and conservative women across the nation. And this week was a glass shattering week for Republican women. While at press time, the fight for the Oval Office rages on, there will at least be more Republican women’s high heels on Capitol Hill come January. Thanks to monumental efforts from Rep. Elise Stefanik’s E-PAC, Winning4Women, the NRCC Young Guns program, and other conservative organizations, there will be more Republican women in Congress than any other point in history. Let’s break it down.

So far, 14 Republican women have won congressional seats for the first time:

  • Lauren Boebert (CO-03): The first mom, first woman, and youngest person to represent CO-03 in Congress.

  • Ashley Hinson (IA-01): Flipped the seat back to red after the incumbent flipped the seat blue in 2018

  • Kat Cammack (FL-03): Will be the youngest Republican woman in Congress 

  • Maria Elvira Salazar (FL-27): Five-time Emmy award winning journalist

  • Mary Miller (IL-15): Mother of seven children and Illinois grain and cattle farmer

  • Lisa McClain (MI-10): Senior VP of of a $7.2 billion company and mother 

  • Michelle Fischbach (MN-07): Previously Lt. Gov. of Minnesota and first female President of MN Senate

  • Yvette Herrell (NM-02): First Republican Native American woman elected to Congress

  • Stephanie Bice (OK-05): First Iranian-American elected to Congress

  • Nancy Mace (SC-01): The first female to graduate from The Citadel military college

  • Dr. Diana Harshbarger (TN-01): Licensed pharmacist and business owner

  • Beth Van Duyne (TX-24): Mayor of Irving, TX from 2011-2017

  • Victoria Spartz (IN-05) – Born and raised in the Ukrainian SSR, became a U.S. Citizen in 2006

  • Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA-14) – First Republican woman elected to a full term from Georgia

Jennifer González won reelection as resident commissioner from Puerto Rico, the territory’s only representative in U.S. Congress.

In addition, 10 Republican women incumbents have won another term:

  • Rep. Carol Miller (WV-03)

  • Rep. Ann Wagner (MO-02)

  • Rep. Kay Granger (TX-12)

  • Rep. Liz Cheney (WL-AL)

  • Rep. Virginia Foxx (NC-05)

  • Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05)

  • Rep. Vicky Hartzler (MO-04)

  • Rep. Debbie Lesko (AZ-08)

  • Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02)

  • Rep. Elise Stefanik (NY-21)

At press time, these women are leading in races, but have not officially been called:

  • Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02)

  • Young Kim (CA-39)

  • Michelle Steel (CA-48)

  • Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11)

  • Claudia Tenney (NY-22)

  • Lisa Scheller (PA-07)

The Senate is of utmost importance to Republicans who seek to stop any actions that could come from a possible Biden administration. Keeping a Senate majority is largely seen as the bright spot in 2020 for conservatives. 

Cynthia Lummis added another Republican woman to the Senate by being elected from Wyoming.

On the Senate side of the Capitol, incumbent women won key seats for Republicans to keep their majority:

  • Senator Joni Ernst, Iowa

  • Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, Mississippi

  • Senator Shelley Moore Capito, West Virginia

  • Senator Susan Collins, Maine

Finally, Senator Kelly Loeffler has advanced to a runoff for Georgia, as Georgia holds “jungle primary” general elections, where the winner must receive 51% of the vote to win outright. Her runoff will take place in January. 

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Jordan O

Jordan Orris works in political marketing for some of the nation’s top conservative candidates and nonprofits. She is an alumna of Auburn University and Ole Miss. Originally from Henderson, Nevada, she enjoys SEC Football, reading, and politics.