A group working to elect more Republican women to Congress is promoting its efforts and victories in congressional races across the country, busy with the road primary season for this year’s midterm elections.
The Winner for Women Action Fund (WFW AF), the political wing of the Conservative women’s advocacy group Winning for Women, has already participated in several races during this election cycle and has seen record-level fundraising to help women candidates make a greater impact on makeup. Congress.
Launched in 2019, WFW AF is the first SuperPAC dedicated to electing Republican women. It approved 20 candidates and spent nearly $ 3 million on its first campaign cycle during the 2020 election, including a tough re-election bid by Iowa Republican Senator Jonny Ernest, signaling that the group will play a key role in successful support. In the 2022 election.
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“In the last cycle, there were only 11 women in 15 seats in the House. If we invest in qualified women candidates, they are proof that they can win. Said in a statement to News Digital.
The WFW AF has already won this election cycle. Nancy Mays, a spokeswoman for the 1st congressional district in South Carolina, and Monica de la Cruz, a representative in the 15th district in Texas, as well as Katie Britt, an Alabama Senate candidate, reached the runoff Tuesday.
Along with related groups, WFW AF also raised $ 4.6 million in the first quarter of 2022, more than double the same amount raised in the same period in 2020, and poured almost $ 550,000 into TV, radio and mail advertising, including money in selected races. For the last two weeks Mays for the primary election with challenger Katie Arrington.
Trump did not participate in the ballot, but his reputation was tested in the run-off in Tuesday’s Alabama and Georgia elections.
De la Cruz, who is running in the district Republicans aiming to oust Republicans from Democratic control, praised WFW AF in a statement to Fox News Digital, emphasizing the importance of the group’s efforts in the race in the face of overwhelming support from Hispanic voters. Republican Party.
“The conversion of Hispanic voters to the Republican Party is one of the most important articles in American politics today, and Hispanic women are leading the charge,” de la Cruz said. “As a small business owner and mother who raises a family and serves the community, I know that the American Dream can be achieved by women in South Texas and across our country.”
“I know firsthand that traditional approaches deliver real solutions and results,” she added. “That’s why winning for women makes a difference, because this organization encourages and supports conservative women like me who are competing for office and wants more for our families, our communities and the American people.”
The latest approval and financial encouragement from the WFW AF came to Virginia State Senator Jennifer Kiggs, who is running for state in the Republican primary on Tuesday. 2nd Congress District – is considered a taser – and is expected to face Democratic nominee Elaine Luria, who is embroiled in a general election.
The group has launched a more than $ 200,000 advertising campaign in support of the Democratic group, the Patriot Majority PAC, Kiggins, arguing for her Republican rival Jerome Bell, who appeared on stage with former President Donald Trump last Mar-e-Lago. Month.
The WFW AF spokesman said in support of Bell’s statements that Democrats saw Kiggs as a real “threat” to the Luria seat.
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Other prominent Republican women praised the work of the WFW AF, with former UN Ambassador and South Carolina Governor Nicki Haley describing her efforts to work with the group to select strong women candidates.
“Conservative women are firmly built up and tired of being silenced by the left and the media. That is why I am campaigning across the country for conservatives who have some strong women I know. Now is not the time to sit back, but to push forward. I can not wait until the next class of freedom struggle women are elected.” She said in a statement to Fox News Digital.
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The WFW AF has approved 24 candidates for midterms so far this year, but says “definitely many more are coming”.
Fox News Tyler Olson contributed to the report.