While the country hunkers down and continues to stay at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Republican women across the nation are still making headlines as we get closer to the November election. This week, GOP women gained endorsements, released ads, raised huge numbers, and introduced legislation. Let’s discuss.
NRCC announces 7 “Young Guns” in final phase of program, 4 of which are women.
On their website, the NRCC explains that a “Young Gun is the highest level of the Young Guns program. These candidates have met a series of rigorous goals and surpassed program benchmarks to establish a clear path to victory. Young Gun candidates represent the most competitive congressional seats in the 2020 election cycle.” The 4 GOP women included are Young Kim, Michelle Steel, Beth Van Duyne, and Genevieve Collins.
GOP female candidate from South Carolina debuts new ad
Nancy Mace, the first woman to graduate from the Citadel and congressional candidate for SC-01, launched her first campaign ad for this election cycle. She is endorsed by Kevin McCarthy and Elise Stefanik. In addition, she is marked as a “Contender” in NRCC’s Young Guns Program.
Elise Stefanik raises over $1.5 million in Q1, EPAC raises $150,000 in Q1
Rep. Elise Stefanik’s re-election campaign announced a huge fundraising haul for the first quarter of 2020. The campaign shares “Elise for Congress received over 43,000 individual donations in Q1, with an average donation of $35. Nearly 22,000 donors were first-time donors. This Q1 haul brings Elise for Congress’ total amount raised in the 2020 cycle to over $6 million. E-PAC has raised $750,000 since the relaunch and donated $350,000 directly to candidates, helped raise an additional $100,000 directly for candidates, as well as transferred nearly $50,000 to support GOP committees committed to electing strong GOP Women.”
Joni Ernst pushes for funds for domestic violence programs in stimulus bill
This week, Senator Joni Ernst pushed for more protections and aid for domestic violence shelters and survivors. This is due to an increased threat survivors are facing with stay at home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thirty seven other senators joined her in the fight and urged for $413 million in aid and programs. Ernst is a domestic violence and sexual assault survivor herself so this cause is close to her heart.
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