“She is a woman of great faith and deep conviction,” Penny Young Nance, president and CEO of the organization, said. “I have watched Vicky fight tirelessly for the people of her district, and now I am excited to support her as she seeks to represent the entire state of Missouri. Vicky’s values are unwavering; her heart is true, and her spirit is joyfully resolute. She is a dedicated public servant who cares not for the swamp but instead stands courageously for values and the people of Missouri.”
CWA is a socially conservative non-profit that advocates for cultural and women’s issues, particularly when it comes to abortion. The mission of CWA, which is the largest women’s organization in the nation, notes the group is focused on biblical values.
“I am running for U.S. Senate to preserve the same values and freedoms that Penny has consistently defended her entire career,” Hartzler said. “Penny is a trailblazer and inspiration, not only to me but the entire faith community. I am honored and humbled to receive her support in my campaign for U.S. Senate and proud to continue the fight alongside her, because there is no greater value to protect than our constitutional right to life.”
Hartzler’s campaign said she also has received endorsements from Nebraska Sen. Deb Fischer, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council and Maggie’s List, a federal PAC that works to elect conservative women.
Hartzler launched her candidacy for U.S. Senate in June and with Congresswoman Ann Wagner deciding to run for re-election, she is the only female GOP contender for the seat and if successful would be the first female Republican Senator from the state.
Unlike other Senate candidates, Hartzler didn’t make the campaign official on cable news. Instead, she traveled back to Missouri, telling a large group of citizens gathered in Lee’s Summit she was running for the open Senate seat.
“I did a lot of praying and thinking about[running for Congress,” she said earlier this year. “ I was very concerned about the direction our country was going in and the leadership in Congress and how our representative was casting his vote with Nancy Pelosi and policies that we did not believe in here in Missouri.. I felt like it was time to step back in and make a difference.”
–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice