This fall’s elections may be a repeat of the Year of the Republican Woman. Thirty-two Republican women won election to Congress in 2020, surpassing the record of 30 Republican women set in 2006.
Maggie’s List, a political action committee dedicated to increasing the number of conservative women elected to federal public office, has endorsed more than 50 female GOP candidates so far.
“Eleven of the 15 seats that Republicans flipped from blue to red in 2020 were taken by women,” Tina Ramirez, Virginia chair of Maggie’s List and a candidate for state senate, told Fox News Digital. “Since then, the policies of the Biden administration and Democrat-controlled Congress have been disastrous, especially economically. With these conditions, I think it’s safe to say Republican women are due for another record-setting year.”
Hispanic women are leading the way in many areas.
“We’re going to have another record-setting year for Hispanic women joining the Republican Party, because the radical left is out of touch with what concerns women most — the fact that a dollar can’t go as far as it used to two years ago,” said Alexis Martinez Johnson, a Republican candidate for New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District. “In New Mexico and across the nation, families are hurting. That’s why women are turning to the Republican Party. Our families cannot thrive under Joe Biden’s crippling inflation.”
President Trump’s leadership inspired many Americans to get involved, said Jennifer Carnahan, a candidate for Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District in a special election this year.
“Among those are many women who finally stood up and ran for office, myself included,” she said. “Now these women are quickly becoming the face of the Republican Party and inspiring many, many more to run themselves. Women are now leading the charge to take back the House, put a check on Joe Biden’s failing agenda and save our nation.”
Maggie’s List takes its name from Margaret Chase Smith, a Republican who was the first woman elected to both houses of Congress.
–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice