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‘Conservative Republican women are alive and well’: House GOP moves to close gender gap

More than that, though, the GOP — which has long shunned identity politics, at least when it comes to gender — has experienced a real attitude and cultural shift around electing more women to Congress, according to interviews with over a dozen lawmakers, candidates, operatives and aides. Women are stepping up to run, citing their gender as an asset and answering the siren sounded by party leaders — even as President Donald Trump remains divisive among women of both parties.

“The 2018 cycle was a motivating factor,” said retiring Rep. Susan Brooks (Ind.), one of just 13 Republican women in the House and head of recruitment efforts for the party’s campaign arm. “Even though we had been recruiting and helping women candidates, we realized we did need to shift some strategy and do far more.”

And so far, the initiative has paid off: 227 Republican women filed to run for

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GOP women’s group releases latest round of House endorsements



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GOP women’s group releases latest round of House endorsements

Winning for Women Action Fund, a super PAC devoted to electing GOP women to office, released its latest round of House endorsements on Tuesday in a list obtained exclusively by The Hill.

The endorsed challengers include Victoria Spartz in Indiana’s fifth district, Yvette Herrell in New Mexico’s second district, Stephanie Bice in Oklahoma’s fifth, and Nancy Mace in South Carolina’s first. The nonpartisan Cook Political Report rates all of the races “toss-ups.”

The group also formally threw its support behind Lauren Boebert in Colorado’s third district, which Cook rates as “lean Republican.” Kat Cammack in Florida’s third congressional district and Lisa McClain in Michigan’s tenth district also received endorsements from Winning for Women.

Winning for Women also announced its support for a number of GOP House candidates it labeled as “Women on the Rise.” The list includes

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Two Republican women could be only GOP votes against Amy Coney Barrett

Despite Senate Republicans uniting behind Judge Amy Coney Barrett as the next Supreme Court justice, the only two GOP senators who may vote against her confirmation will be two women.



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Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Maine Sen. Susan Collins previously declared they would oppose any nomination by President Trump to fill the seat once occupied by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg if the confirmation vote happened before the election. Murkowski has since indicated she would at least be willing to meet with Barrett.

“For weeks I have stated that I do not support taking up a potential Supreme Court vacancy this close to an election,” Collins said in her statement after Barrett’s nomination was announced. “But today the President exercised his constitutional authority to nominate an individual to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court left by the passing of Justice Ruth Bader

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GOP report claims Hunter Biden paid women linked to ‘prostitution or human trafficking ring’

Among the deluge of explosive claims tucked inside the new Senate Republican report about Hunter Biden’s business dealings is the allegation that the Democratic presidential nominee’s son has a history of paying Russian or Eastern European women linked to sex trafficking.

While the 87-page report, which was released on Wednesday, provided few specific details regarding the allegation, it pointed to a number of Russian- and Ukrainian-connected transactions.

“Hunter Biden paid nonresident women who were nationals of Russia or other Eastern European countries and who appear to be linked to an ‘Eastern European prostitution or human trafficking ring,’” read the report from the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and Finance Committees.

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The GOP report did not link Biden in any way to trafficking but suggested that he potentially paid prostitutes, presumably without knowledge, who may have stemmed from such rings.

“There is

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