On Thursday, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released six new endorsements by Elevate PAC (E-PAC) ahead of the 2020 election. In order to receive an endorsement from E-PAC, candidates must raise at least $250,000 in the first three months of their campaign, have a fleshed out and working campaign team, and demonstrate a path to victory in their district. Stefanik forms a personal relationship with each candidate and is truly invested in their success. 

All six of these women have made it through their respective primaries and are running in winnable races. Some are looking to flip seats while others are trying to keep the district red. Let’s break down the six new endorsees:

Lauren Boebert (CO-03)

Boebert made headlines a few months ago when she successfully primaried Republican incumbent Scott Tipton. She is a small business owner who touts her relationship with President Trump and is committed to protecting Colorado interests. Stefanik highlighted Boebert’s commitment to the Second Amendment in her endorsement. Cook PVI rates the district R+6 and Roll Call has the race as Likely Republican. 

Kat Cammack (FL-03)

Another small business owner and a Naval War College graduate, Cammack is running to replace Representative Ted Yoho (R), who announced his intent to retire late last year. She previously served as Yoho’s Deputy Chief of Staff and has made her support of the Second Amendment, pro-life values, and President Trump the center of her campaign. Cook PVI rates the district R+9 and Roll Call labels the race as Solid Republican.

Anna Paulina Luna (FL-13)

As a United States Air Force veteran, Luna knows what it means to fight for freedom. She grew up in Southern California and graduated from the University of West Florida with a degree in Biology. Stefanik applauded her for her strong conservative ideals in her endorsement. The district has only been blue since 2016, when incumbent Representative Charlie Crist flipped the seat for the first time in over 60 years. While Roll Call has this race as Solid Democratic, the district is rated R+2 by Cook PVI, so this is definitely a seat to watch. 

Amanda Adkins (KS-03)

With a resume most candidates could only dream of, Adkins is perfectly positioned to flip this seat red in December. She is the former chair of the Kansas Republican Party, a longtime political and private sector staffer, and founder of a non-profit. Her policies mainly focus around healthcare and business growth and development. Cook PVI rates this district as R+4 but Roll Call rates the race as Lean Democratic. 

Lisa McClain (MI-10)

McClain fought through a hotly-contested primary for the open seat and is determined to keep this seat red in November. She is a financial executive with a laundry list of volunteer experience in her community. With Roll Call holding this seat as Solid Republican and Cook PVI rating the district as R+13, it is likely that McClain will join Stefanik in January. 

Diana Harshbarger (TN-01)

In another ruby red district with a retiring incumbent, Harshbarger battled her way through a 16 person primary and emerged victorious earlier this year. She is a licensed pharmacist and business owner. With an overwhelming R+28 from Cook PVI and a Solid Republican rating from Roll Call, Harshbarger will also probably join the ranks of House GOP women in January. 

Jillian K