More Than 200 GOP Women Have Pursued House Seats This Year, Smashing Previous Record

More Than 200 GOP Women Have Pursued House Seats This Year, Smashing Previous Record


More than 200 Republican women ran for the U.S. House of Representatives this year, eclipsing the record of 135 set a decade ago, Newsy reported.

While 2018 brought a record number of women to Congress, only 13 in the House were Republican, prompting the party to actively recruit more women to run for office.

“We need to do better at making sure that we’re helping and supporting Republican women as candidates,” House Republican Conference Chair Rep. Liz Cheney said in a CBS News interview after the GOP lost the House in 2018.

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House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

“My grandmother was the first woman ever elected to the Dallas City Council and that was in 1957, so I have been around tribalizing women and I think it’s disappointing to not see that reflected in the U.S. House of Representatives from a Republican woman’s perspective,” Genevieve Collins, who is trying to unseat Texas freshman Democratic Rep. Collin Allred, told Newsy.

“The fact that there’s only 13 Republican women means that our voices, our perspectives and our experiences are not able to shape policy, and also really help move

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