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PoliticsMore Republican women than ever planning congressional run in 2020

08:55  29 august  2019
08:55  29 august  2019 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

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"Without a doubt, it's definitely more Republican women than I've ever seen be interested in running . Other Republican groups have also seen a spike in women pursuing elected office. The National Republican Congressional Committee has a "record number of women running for the

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More Republican women than ever before have launched local and congressional campaigns in hopes of being elected in 2020.

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Women who identify as being a member of the GOP are currently significantly outnumbered by Democrats. There are 21 Republican women currently serving in the House and Senate compared to 106 Democratic women in Congress. At the state level, there are more than twice as many Democratic women as Republicans.

"In the history of our school, we've never seen this before," said Yale University executive director of the Women's Campaign School Patti Russo. The school recently held its first-ever training specifically geared toward Republican women running for local office and for Congress. "They're tired of being quiet, and they know they have a lot to give," Russo also said.

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The growth of Republican women for office goes beyond the Women ’s Campaign School at Yale University. The Super PAC Republican Women for “Without a doubt, it’s definitely more Republican women than I’ve ever seen be interested in running . They feel like this is the time to step

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"They bought into the narrative that we're the party of angry, anti-women," a female GOP candidate said at one training. "And It's just not true. We're the party of opportunity."

Several candidates reported to Today on NBC that their motivation for running ranged from the contentious confirmation process of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to concerns about health care policy and immigration.

"So many of us are Republicans in hiding," Valerie Ramirez Mukherjee, who is bidding for a seat as an Illinois congresswomen, said. Several described themselves as being more socially liberal but fiscally conservative. Another candidate, Laura Ramirez Drain of Virginia, said she was staunchly pro-life. "There is room for all of that in the Republican Party," said Angela Woods, who sought a city council seat in McCandless, PA.

Responding to questions about comments by President Trump that were perceived as disparaging to women, several potential candidates expressed displeasure with the president's tone. The women also rebuked the notion that Trump's comments should turn them off of Republican policies and values. "It is disparaging and I can recognize that, but it's not going to dissuade me from running," said Anne Smith, seeking a seat on the Virginia Legislative Assembly. "There's more of a reason to show that women will stand up and be in the Republican Party."

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