EXCLUSIVE: Aiming to construct on successes in final 12 months’s elections, a number one exterior group that is devoted to electing conservative girls to federal workplace is unveiling its first spherical of endorsements within the 2021-2022 cycle.
The listing – shared first with Fox News on Tuesday – consists of 18 House Republican incumbents, 5 candidates working within the 2022 midterms, two working in particular elections this 12 months, a Senate candidate and the uncommon endorsement of a candidate working for lieutenant governor.
But the listing doesn’t embody two very high-profile Republican congresswomen: Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state.
Among these touchdown an endorsement is Winsome Sears, the GOP nominee this November for lieutenant governor in Virginia. The backing of Sears is uncommon for Maggie’s List, a federal political motion committee that hardly ever ventures into state elections.
Also on the listing are Reps. Ashley Hinson and Mariannette Miller-Meeks of Iowa, two freshman representatives who narrowly received election final November.
There are 31 feminine House Republicans within the chamber. Eleven of the 15 House seats flipped by the GOP within the 2020 elections have been by girls.
“Voters made history in 2020 by electing the largest-ever group of conservative women to federal office, and we are ready to build upon those gains in upcoming elections,” Maggie’s List President Sandra Mortham advised Fox News
“Maggie’s List-endorsed candidates understand that the only way to move our country in a positive direction is to focus on fiscal responsibility, strong national defense and personal responsibility. Our grassroots network is already hard at work earning support for Maggie’s List candidates in their primary and general election races, and we look forward to helping them secure victories this year and next,” Mortham added.
The listing of endorsements consists of former Ohio GOP chair Jane Timken, who’s working in a crowded Republican Senate major within the race to succeed retiring GOP Sen. Rob Portman. Also getting the backing of Maggie’s List are Susan Wright, one of many two Republican candidates in subsequent month’s runoff within the particular election in Texas’ sixth Congressional District within the race to succeed her late husband, and Stephanie Kunze, who’s working this 12 months in a particular election in Ohio’s fifteenth Congressional District.
Also on the listing is Rep. Elise Stefanik (NY-21), who final month was elected House Republican Conference chair – the House GOP’s number-three management place – succeeding Cheney, who was ousted from her management put up.
Cheney had often obtained the backing of Maggie’s List. But she didn’t make the reduce on this first spherical of endorsements. Neither did McMorris Rodgers, who served as convention chair earlier than Cheney.
Asked why neither Cheney or McMorris Rodgers didn’t land endorsements, Maggie’s List – which sports activities a sturdy community of grassroots management on the state stage – advised Fox News that “we will be announcing more endorsements in the coming months and this is just the beginning of our official support of candidates this cycle.””
Also making the primary spherical of endorsements are GOP candidates Susan Voyles (GA-6), Tamika Hamilton (CA-3), April Becker (NV-3), Lisa Scheller (PA-7) and Monica De La Cruz-Hernandez (TX-15).
Other incumbent House Republicans touchdown endorsements from Maggie’s List are Reps. Young Kim (CA-39), Kat Cammack (FL-3), Michelle Steel (CA-48), Maria Salazar (FL-27), Mary Miller (IL-5), Victoria Spartz (IN-5), Lisa McClain (MI-10), Michelle Fischbach (MN-7), Yvette Herrell (NM-2), Stephanie Bice (OK-5), Beth Van Duyne (TX-24), Debbie Lesko (AZ-8), Virginia Foxx (NC-5), Claudia Tenney (NY-22) and Carol Miller (WV-3).