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Empowered women empower women, so Representative Elise Stefanik (R-NY) is starting her own PAC to support Republican women.
Stefanik launched her PAC last week, citing her concern that the number of Republican women in the 116th Congress is at “crisis level.” As the first female head of recruitment at the NRCC, Stefanik prided herself on finding more than 100 Republican women to run for Congress, but only one of those women won her primary. Her frustration with the NRCC grew when she felt like she “didn’t get an answer” from her male colleagues when she expressed her concern. As well, there were many female candidates whom Stefanik really believed in. Not being able to really help them in their primaries bothered her.