Welcome to Conservative Women Weekly! This week, we watched conservative women stand up for their values, release books, and be recognized by their party.

Martha McSally and Joni Ernst Release Books

Two conservative women who both served in the military released books on May 26. Titled Dare to Fly, McSally’s memoir gives readers an inside look into her military career as the first female fighter pilot as well as her sexual assault, which she began to talk about publicly in 2018. Ernst’s book, called Daughter of the Heartland, focuses on her Midwestern upbringing and the values she has because of it. 

8 Conservative Women Named ‘Young Guns’ by NRCC

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy elevated 15 Republican congressional candidates to the final phase of the “Young Gun” program, including 8 women from 6 states. The candidates are as follows:

    • Maria Elvira Salazar (FL-27)

    • Karen Handel (GA-06)

    • Ashley Hinson (IA-01)

    • Jeanne Ives (IL-06)

    • Esther Joy King (IL-17)

    • Michelle Fischbach (MN-07)

    • Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11)

    • Claudia Tenney (NY-22)

President Trump Endorses Republican Women on Twitter

On his Twitter account, President Trump endorsed several Republicans running for Congress on May 22. The President endorsed three women: Lisa Scheller (PA-07), Ashley Hinson (IA-01), and Karen Handel (GA-06), who are all running against incumbent Democrats.

Kayleigh McEnany Claps Back on Her Absentee Ballot Use

Due to the coronavirus and the risk it poses, some states are exploring voting by mail, which the Trump Administration has denounced due to fraud concerns. News outlets later reported that White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany has voted via absentee ballot 11 times. In a Fox News interview, McEnany was quick to note that the administration is not against absentee ballots and only has concern with widespread mail-in voting. 

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Karly M.
Karly Matthews is a student at Temple University, where she is majoring in political science and journalism while minoring in Spanish. At any given moment, Karly can be found talking about Marco Rubio and advocating for conservative values with a large coffee mug and color-coded planner in hand.

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