It’s been a big week for conservative women! From primary wins and endorsements to guest spots and interviews, our favorite ladies were busy this week. Let’s dive right in!

Tuesday’s Primary Saw Several Heavy-Hitters Move On to November, Surpassing Previous Record 

New York is often thought of as a bastion of liberalism, but many of your favorite (or soon-to-be favorite) Republican women call the Empire State home. Elise Stefanik (NY-21) ran unopposed in her race, setting up a battle with Democrat nominee Tedra Cobb in November. E-PAC endorsed candidates Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11), Claudia Tenney (NY-22), and Chele Farley (NY-18) all won their primaries. In North Carolina, Sandy Smith far outpaced the rest of her field in NC-01, winning 77% of the vote in a four-person field. Incumbent Rep. Virginia Foxx (NC-05) ran unopposed.

On Wednesday, the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University highlighted the fact that 54 Republican women are now the nominees in U.S. House races, surpassing the previous record of 52. There are still 24 states that have to hold their primaries, so this number is expected to rise.

Stefanik, Bennett, Hagan All Benefit from Endorsements

This week, E-PAC announced the endorsement of two more female Republican candidates – Adrienne Bennett in ME-02 and Christina Hagan in OH-13. In a release, Representative Elise Stefanik threw her entire weight behind the two women in their races. Stefanik herself was the beneficiary of two endorsements this week as well. She earned the endorsements of the Greater Capital Region Building and Construction Trades Council and the National Federation of Independent Businesses.

Rice Joins Hoover Institution Senior Fellows for Discussion on International and Domestic Affairs

On Wednesday, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice joined Hoover Institution Senior Fellows Niall Ferguson, H.R. McMaster, and John Cochrane for a discussion ranging from Russia’s global influence to the effects of the current COVID-19 pandemic on both the United States and the rest of the world. Rice is set to become the director of the Hoover Institution on September 1st.

Female GOP Elected Officials and Candidates Interviewed on Firing Line with Margaret Hoover

This week, previews of the June 30th episode of Firing Line with Margaret Hoover on PBS were released on Twitter. In two separate segments, female Republican officials and candidates were asked about their experiences on Capitol Hill and on the campaign trail respectively. In the first video, Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) and Elise Stefanik (NY-21) were interviewed about their paths to the Hill and their efforts to get more women to join them. The second video featured candidates Young Kim (CA-39), Ashley Hinson (IA-01), and Lisa Scheller (PA-07).

Bonus: WH Press Secretary McEnany Introduces Daughter to White House Life

This week, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany shared an ~adorable~ photo of her daughter Blake flipping the pages of her briefing book. Blake is around seven months old and has already been behind the podium at the White House – can we say goals?

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Jillian K