Record-shattering numbers of Republican women are running for office under President Donald Trump, saying that they believe their voices are not being represented and that they must stand up to Democratic socialism.
The number of Republican women who have filed for 2020 “shatters all previous records,” National Republican Congressional Committee communications director Chris Pack told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
Two hundred women, 164 minorities, and 214 veterans have filed to run as Republicans in 2020 House races – and Pack says they expect more to file in states where filing is still open.
“Chairman Tom Emmer has placed a strong emphasis on recruiting a diverse slate of candidates that reflects the Republican Party at the grassroots level,” Pack explained. “These candidates see the extreme socialist agenda of the Democrat Party and are stepping up to the plate to do something about it.”
Record numbers of Republican women are running for office in the Trump era because they “recognize that President Trump’s policies are working for them,” Trump campaign deputy press secretary Sarah Matthews told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
“Affordable healthcare, support for paid family leave, more jobs, and safer communities, those are all women’s issues and that’s why President Trump and Republican candidates across the country will win big with women in 2020,” she said.
Her words are echoed by the Republican women running for office.