From announcements of runs for Congress to standing up to political leaders, Republican women stole the spotlight this week. Here’s four news stories you don’t want to miss about ways Republican women shined.
Susan Wright announces run for Congress to fill late husband’s seat
Susan Wright, widow of the late Congressman Ron Wright, launched her campaign for the congressional seat vacated following her husband’s passing in early February 2021. She calls herself a “lifelong Republican” and says her campaign seeks to “preserve [her] husband’s commitment to bring conservative Texas values to Washington.” Wright has been involved in public service in Texas throughout her career but has never held public office. She will be running against three Democrats and one Republican for the seat, with the special election set for May 1.
Find out more about her campaign here.
Catalina Lauf to challenge Kinzinger for congressional seat
Catalina Lauf, a former candidate for the IL-14 congressional district and former official in the Trump administration’s Department of Commerce, announced that she would be running against sitting Republican congressman, Adam Kinzinger, in the 2022 primary. Lauf is an outspoken Trump supporter, and she has repeatedly criticized Kinzinger for being a “fake Republican.” The daughter of legal immigrants and of a small business owner, Lauf says she is running to put America first.
Katie Pavlich hosts “Fox News Primetime” and welcomes former President Trump, Mike Pompeo, and more as guests
This week, Katie Pavlich hosted Fox News’ new 7pm weekday opinion show “Fox News Primetime.” Pavlich, a conservative commentator, has been one of several well-known commentators cycling through the hosting chair of the new show. She welcomed a wide range of distinguished political figures on the show this week, including former President Trump, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Congresswoman Elise Stefanik. She even received a shout out via Twitter from the former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany!
Elise Stefanik, Nicole Malliotakis call for Governor Cuomo to resign
The New York congresswomen both renewed calls for the governor of their home state to resign after a former Cuomo aide detailed allegations of sexual harassment. In a statement, Stefanik called Cuomo a “criminal sexual predator” and the “worst governor in America” for both these allegations, as well as for the controversy surrounding a March 25, 2020 order that forced the hands of nursing homes to make them accept patients who tested positive for COVID-19 into their facilities. Additionally, Malliotakis spoke about the sexual harassment allegations on “America’s Newsroom” and noted that Cuomo has much to answer for. She, too, has publicly called for the governor’s resignation due to the nursing home scandal.
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