Slate of Women GOP House Candidates Circulated

Wednesday, 02 Jul 2014 07:31 AM

By Elliot Jager

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Republicans committed to recruiting women to run for Congress have issued a list of 10 GOP House candidates with prospects of making it to Capitol Hill in 2015, Roll Call reported.

The slate touting women candidates was distributed by Christian Morgan, chief of staff to Missouri Rep. Ann Wagner. She and Rep. Diane Black of Tennessee have sought to "recruit, support, and promote Republican women candidates for Congress across the country," Morgan wrote, according to Roll Call.

Here is the GOP line-up as disseminated by Morgan:

  • Martha McSally, a retired Air Force colonel, running against Arizona Democratic Rep. Ron Barber.
  • Mimi Walters, a California state senator, running for an open seat in the state's 45th District.
  • Mariannette Miller-Meeks, a former Iowa public health director, running against Democratic Rep. Dave Loebsack.
  • Patrice Douglas, Oklahoma's state corporation commissioner, who is in a runoff for the GOP nomination in the 5th District.
  • Elise Stefanik, a former White House staffer, running for an open seat in New York's 21st District.
  • Mia Love, a former Saratoga Springs mayor, running in Utah's 4th District.
  • Barbara Comstock, a Virginia delegate, running in the 10th District.
  • Former New York Rep. Nan Hayworth, who is opposing Democratic Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney.
  • Wendy Rogers, a retired Air Force officer, now in a primary for Arizona's 9th District, whose winner will go up against Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema.
  • Darlene Senger, an Illinois GOP state representative, will face Democratic Rep. Bill Foster.

Love, Walters, and Comstock are rated as favored to win, according to assessments by the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

The National Federation of Republican Women and the Center for Women in Politics at Rutgers University reported that 30 Republican women filed to run for the U.S. Senate in 2014, of whom 18 still have prospects of winning.

In House contests, 247 Republican women filed with 182 still in the running. Thirty Republican women have also filed to run for governor, of whom 19 are still in the running.

The House Republican conference currently has 19 women, Roll Call reported. Six of these women are not returning, the Center for Women in Politics said.


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