FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: June 24, 2016
Contact: Sue Zoldak (202) 306-3012 or Walter Torres (914) 589-9670, Co-Chairs RightNOW Women PAC Communications
WASHINGTON – Today RightNOW Women PAC (RNWP) announces its endorsement of three women candidates for Congress, Denise Gitsham for California’s 52nd, Tonia Khouri for Illinois’ 11th, and Claudia Tenney for New York’s 22nd.
“In order to further advance RightNOW Women’s vision, it is crucial that we help bring great Republican women leaders to Washington,” states RNWP founding member Jennifer Higgins. “By selecting these three incredibly strong role models, we hope to inspire more and more conservative women to seek federal office.”
"RightNOW Women PAC addresses one of the greatest challenges our party and nation faces: bridging the gap between the Republican Party and the most powerful, important, and dynamic demographic of all – brilliant, strong, and engaged women,” states small business owner Denise Gitsham (CA-52). “As a female candidate, I am truly grateful for RNWP's investment in me, as it demonstrates their understanding of a critical gap between the party and all people, as well as our shared commitment to winning the hearts and minds of women everywhere.”
Candidate Tonia Khouri (IL-11) shares, "I am deeply grateful for this endorsement from RightNOW Women PAC, an organization working hard to increase the ranks of women serving in Congress where they can bring common-sense perspectives to the issues that touch us all."
"In New York, and across America, women must encourage and provide leadership to other women with real world experience in business and public service to seek federal office," stated New York State Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney. “That is why I am proud to have RightNOW Women PAC stand with me in my race for Congress, and I thank them for the work they do to elect well qualified conservative women to office."
RightNOW Women has also given support this cycle to Kathy Szeliga (MD) and Sen. Kelly Ayotte (NH) for their Senate races. Rep. Elise Stefanik (NY-21), Lori Bartley (TX-18), Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-2), Rep. Barbara Comstock (VA-10), and Rep. Susan Brooks (IN-5) received support for their House races. RNWP has proudly endorsed Rep. Stefanik and Rep. Comstock in every race since they’ve pursued federal office.
RightNOW Women PAC looks forward to the upcoming “Bourbon and Blooms” event on July 19th in Cleveland, which will raise funds to support these candidates and more in this important election year. For more information, visit http://www.rightnowwomen.org/events.
Follow RightNOW Women PAC along with these candidates on Twitter for the latest updates: @RightNOWWomen, @DeniseforSD, @tonia_khouri, and @claudiaforny22.
RightNOW Women PAC is the leading voice for young and engaged professionals, dedicated to supporting and electing qualified, viable Republican women to federal office. For more information, please visit us at http://www.rightnowwomen.org.