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Why there are more Republican women in Congress than ever before

Lori Chavez-DeRemer sat in the gallery of the House nearly two decades ago with her mom and her twin daughters – tourists peering down at lawmakers on the floor of the chamber. “I’d really love to be here someday,” the Oregon Republican recalled telling her mother, who encouraged her to think about a run. She’d recently been [...]


Running for office is still for men—some data on the “Ambition Gap”

Jennifer L. Lawless and Richard L. Fox Tuesday, February 8, 2022 As the 2022 midterm election season gets underway, speculation is already mounting that it’s going to be another banner year for female candidates. Early reports suggest that Black women and Republican women are especially poised to make historic gains. But make no mistake, even if 2022 is another so-called “Year of the [...]


Against the Grain: Ep. 99 “Cracking the Ceiling”

VIEW PAC executive director Julie Conway joined the podcast to talk about Republican women's successes in the 2020 campaign cycle. Conway discusses the challenges of recruiting women for Congress, the role that President Trump plays in these races, and the Georgia Senate runoffs.   Listen now: iTunes Spotify SoundCloud


Zooms, phone calls and texts: Supporting GOP women behind the scenes

A network of mentors helped support female Republicans this cycle California Rep.-elect Young Kim, here campaigning in Brea, Calif., in 2018, says the level of behind-the-scenes support for GOP female candidates was more palpable this year because the party made it a higher priority. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo) The coronavirus pandemic sent candidates scrambling [...]

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