WASHINGTON – Today RightNOW Women PAC (RNWP) announces our endorsement of the following candidates: Rep. Susan Brooks (IN-5), Denise Gitsham (CA-52), Rep. Lynn Jenkins (KS-2), Tonia Khouri (IL-11), Rep. Mia Love (UT-4), Rep. Martha Roby (AL-2), Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-5), Wendy Rogers (AZ-1), Claudia Tenney (NY-22), Rep. Mimi Walters (CA-45), and Senate candidate Kathy Szeliga (R-MD).
“We are very proud to make this announcement. RightNOW Women’s vision since its founding has been to bring great Republican women leaders to Washington,” said RNWP founding Advisor Member Shelley Hymes Woehrle. “This is our most impressive list of inspiring women yet.”
“For over a decade, I have worked to promote and support strong, conservative women within the Republican Party and for public office,” said Congresswoman Mimi Walters. “As I seek re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, I’m honored for the support of RightNOW Women PAC, and thankful for the work they are doing to recruit and aide conservative women become political leaders that can make a difference.”
“As 5th generation career military officer and one of the very first women pilots in the US Air Force, I am honored to receive the support of RightNOW Women PAC. Our country benefits from strong women leaders in Congress,” said candidate Wendy Rogers.
“I’m proud to have the support of the RightNOW Women PAC. Their work in providing women both a platform and the means to strengthen their voice is vital to our collective futures,” said cade, I have worked to promote and support strong, conservative women within the Republican Party and for public office,” said Congresswoman Mia Love. “With their support I will continue to fight for the rights of all Utahans and Americans alike.”
“I am so grateful for the support of RightNOW Women PAC," said Senate candidate Kathy Szeliga. "Women bring unique experiences and perspective to the table and should be a part of the discussion. And it is because of great groups like RighNOW Women PAC that we are seeing more and more women run for public office – and win.”
"I'm grateful for the support of Right NOW Women PAC and honored to be a part of the team," said Congresswomen Martha Roby. "Now more than ever, we need bright, dedicated, conservative young women to come to the conversation with fresh ideas. From having both run myself and helped recruit others to run, I can tell you that the support and encouragement from other women who have your back is
To read more quotes from our candidates, visit our blog here. In the coming weeks, we will feature each candidate as they reveal five facts about themselves on our social media accounts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
RightNOW Women PAC has previously given support this cycle to Kathy Szeliga (MD) and Sen. Kelly Ayotte (NH) for their Senate races, as well as Denise Gitsham for California’s 52nd, Tonia Khouri for Illinois’ 11th, Claudia Tenney for New York’s 22nd, Rep. Elise Stefanik for New York’s 21st, Lori Bartley for Texas’ 18th, Rep. Jackie Walorski for Indiana’s 2nd, Rep. Barbara Comstock for Virginia’s 10th, and Rep. Susan Brooks for Indiana’s 5th for their House races.
RightNOW Women PAC looks forward to introducing our contributing members, known as RNWP Founders and Advisors, to some of these candidates at several members-only events this fall. “Passing along the RNWP mission is as important to us as candidate support,” says Tiffany Waddell, Chair, Candidate Research. To learn how to become a RNWP member, visit http://www.rightnowwomen.org/membership.
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.
Contact: Sue Zoldak (202) 306-3012, RNWP Communications Chair