Republican women had a big night on Tuesday, adding at least a dozen new members in the House by Wednesday morning’s count.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on Wednesday afternoon predicted there would be an additional 14 to 19 Republican women at the end of the counting.
The gains came all over the country – from New Mexico to Florida. Many of them were backed by Rep. Elise Stefanik’s (R-NY) political action committee EPAC.
Stefanik was jubilant on Tuesday night, tweeting, “RED GOP WOMEN WAVE” with fire and siren emojis.
She later tweeted sarcastically, “Can’t wait to read all the front page glossy women’s magazine feature articles about our incredible GOP Women dominating 2020!”
Stefanik was likely referring to the numerous feature stories on Democrat women who were elected to the House in 2018. In that midterm election, Republicans only added one female to the House. Read more…