Election Day was a day of many firsts. Shelley Moore Capito (WV-Senate) became the first female Senator elected from West Virginia and Joni Ernst (IA-Senate) became the first woman elected to Congress from Iowa. Elise Stefanik (NY-21) made history by becoming the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, and Mia Love (UT-04) became the first African American Republican woman elected to Congress.
Another first? This is the first time in American history that 100 votes will be cast in Congress by women!
RightNOW Women PAC would like to congratulate and recognize these four women, along with two other amazing candidates, Barbara Comstock (VA-10) and Mimi Walters (CA-45), for their victories during yesterday's mid-term election. We are proud to say that we were able to put our support behind all six of these incredible women.
But we're not finished yet! Another one of our candidates, Martha McSally (AZ-02), is in a dead heat with her opponent, Ron Barber, and is currently leading by 36 votes and 75% of precincts reporting. We urge you to consider supporting Martha in these final hours so we can send another woman to help Barbara, Mia, Elise, and Mimi in the U.S. House of Representatives.
We would also like to take a moment to applaud the great women who made it through the primary but did not win in the general election. The courage and tenacity they displayed on the campaign trail is inspiring, and we hope we have the opportunity to support them again in the future.
As many of you know, our goal is to grow a grassroots effort to engage a younger generation of men and women across the United States and to ensure that we continue to elect more women in 2016 and beyond. This election cycle saw the most Republican women candidates win their primaries and advance to the general election. That means that our group, along with other like-minded organizations, is doing something right!
Thank you for your commitment and dedication to this cause. Without you, this wouldn't be possible and we are thrilled that you have decided to be a part of this movement.
RightNOW Women Founders & Advisors