2020 Candidates

Maggie's List financially supports candidates who are committed to avoiding deficit spending, reducing overall government spending, and ensuring a balanced budget. 

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Cynthia Lummis

U.S. Senate - Wyoming
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Cynthia Lummis is Wyoming -- through and through. She’s tough, tested and true to the place her family has called home for four generations. Cynthia was a founding member of the House Freedom Caucus, a group consisting of the most unflinching conservative Members of the House of Representatives. She fought throughout her tenure in Congress to rein in spending and reduce the federal deficit, working with the bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and ultimately co-sponsoring several bipartisan budget proposals.
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Tiffany Shedd

Arizona's 1st District
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Tiffany Shedd knows first-hand the crisis Arizonans are facing due to the failure to secure our southern border. Tiffany and her family are regularly confronted with coyotes trafficking illegal immigrants and cartels smuggling drugs across their farm in Eloy. She’s running for congress to implement conservative solutions to the problems Arizonans face because liberal politicians in Washington, DC have repeatedly ignored them. She’ll start by working with President Trump to secure the southern border.
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Tamika Hamilton

California's 3rd District
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Hamilton embodies the traits of a candidate supported by Maggie’s List. Her impressive resume includes 14 years of active duty in the Air Force, having been stationed at five different bases and two deployments in the Middle East as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. During her military career, Hamilton was awarded several prestigious medals, including the Air Force Achievement Medal, Joint Service Accommodation Medal, Air Force Meritorious Unit Award and Air Force Good Conduct Medal.
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Young Kim

California's 39th District
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Young Kim narrowly lost her 2018 congressional bid in one of the tightest, most watched races in the country and is now seeking a rematch with Democrat Gil Cisneros. Kim’s candidacy gives House Republicans the best opportunity to win back a California House seat. As a leader in the Asian- American community, Young has the ability to attract cross-over votes from this key and fast-growing voter base.
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Michelle Steel

California's 48th District
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Michelle is running for Congress to be Orange County’s strong voice in Washington that will honor promises made and stand up for Orange County’s values. Michelle is a public servant, mother and proven tax-fighter who wants to make a difference and help those in need. She successfully ran for the California State Board of Equalization, the very agency that showed her how broken our political system is.
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Amanda Makki

Florida's 13th District
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Her passion for service of people evolved into a passion to serve her country; as a Farsi language speaker, Makki was appointed by the George W. Bush Administration to serve the Army General Counsel at the Pentagon weeks after the September 11 terrorist acts. It was in this role she began to refine her knowledge of foreign policy. Makki went on to serve as senior advisor in both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, and before the age of 40, became one of the youngest partners at K&L Gates, one of the nation’s premier law firms.
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Karen Handel

Georgia's 6th District
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In 2017, Karen won an 18-way special election for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, defeating Jon Ossoff in the run-off in the most expensive congressional race in U.S. history. Karen was sworn in as Georgia’s first Republican woman ever elected to Congress. Karen quickly distinguished herself as one of the hardest working members of the House, serving on the Judiciary and the Education & Workforce Committees, as well as the bicameral Joint Economic Committee. We are excited to have Karen as one of our candidates!
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Jeanne Ives

Illinois' 6th District
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Jeanne Ives served three terms as an Illinois State Representative. First elected in 2012, Representative Ives demonstrated not only a willingness to lead on difficult issues and question powerful House leaders, but also an insightful understanding of policy. Her legislation has been recognized throughout the state and her opinion editorials have been published in the Chicago Tribune, The Federalist and the Wall Street Journal as well as several political news sites.
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Mary Miller

Illinois' 15th District
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Mary Miller is a mother, grandmother, farmer, business manager and educator. She is running for Congress to fight for our Midwestern values of faith, family and freedom. Washington D.C. won't change Mary Miller. She is running to change Washington. Mary understands that the socialism being pushed by radical elites will take our country backward. Socialism will bankrupt our nation and not only limit our ability to take care of our own citizens, but also limit our ability to assist developing nations. A stronger America is better for Americans and better for the world at large.
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Esther Joy King

Illinois' 17th District
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Esther Joy King is a leader who has a heart to serve. She learned the value of serving from her parents who were missionaries on the US-Mexico border. Although her family did not have much, they were generous to those who were less fortunate. As Esther grew up, she learned the importance of helping people. Today Esther is an entrepreneur and practices law in East Moline focusing on real estate for economic development. Esther understands the genuine struggles of making ends meet in the face of a dysfunctional government, which is a catalyst for why Esther wants to serve you in Congress.
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Victoria Spartz

Indiana's 5th District
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Victoria is a natural leader who has a proven track record in the business world, civic organizations and the public sector. In many ways, she embodies the American Dream: born overseas, immigrating to the United States 20 years ago after meeting her husband, a born and raised Hoosier, on a train in Europe, becoming a US Citizen, and working her way up from bank teller to a CPA, finance executive and successful business owner.
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Ashley Hinson

Iowa's 1st District
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As a news reporter, Ashley Hinson shared the stories of countless Iowans. Now running for Congress in Iowa’s 1st district, Ashley is honored to share hers. Ashley is a current Iowa House representative, a former award-winning journalist and a proud mom. An Iowa native, Ashley is the first woman to represent Iowa’s 67th district, which covers Hiawatha, Robins, Cedar Rapids and Marion, where she currently resides. Ashley has worked successfully to balance the budget, cut taxes and protect the most vulnerable in her community. A firm believer in common sense leadership, she has worked across the aisle to help fund school infrastructure while providing direct property tax relief to Iowans.
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Mariannette Miller-Meeks

Iowa's 2nd District
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Mariannette Miller-Meeks is running for Congress because the people of Iowa deserve someone who will never quit fighting for them, their future and the future of their American dream. As a senator, military veteran and doctor, she spent my entire life fighting to protect Iowa values. Her father was a Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force who often worked extra jobs, sometimes two or three, to support our family. She originally dreamed of becoming a teacher because she loved school and wanted to share my passion for learning with others.
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Sara Weir

Kansas' 3rd District
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Sara’s life work was fashioned from her family and their deep commitment to community, hard work and a passion for improving Kansas. Most recently, Sara was the President & C.E.O. of the National Down Syndrome Society, and was instrumental in leading the advocacy effort to pass the Achieving a Better Life Experience  Act, the most significant disability law since the Americans with Disabilities Act. Sara is an Olathe, KS native, a proud graduate of Olathe South High School and Leadership Olathe. Sara has a B.A. in Psychology and Political Leadership from Westminster College, Sara earned a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management, with a focus on health policy, from Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College.
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Kim Klacik

Maryland's 7th District
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Kimberly Klacik is a wife, mother, nonprofit founder and currently elected to the Baltimore County Republican Central Committee. Mrs. Klacik grew up in Accokeek, Maryland, once known as the home of the Beretta Gun Manufacturer. In 2010, she moved to Baltimore once becoming engaged to her husband. In 2013, Kimberly founded “Potential Me” to assist under served women with workforce development. Assisting close to 200 women become gainfully employed, thirty percent went on to obtain financial independence. As the nonprofit grew, she employed women reentering society and quickly found out what it took to manage payroll and helping families thrive with opportunities she helps create.
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Lynn Afendoulis

Michigan's 3rd District
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Lynn Afendoulis is a successful businesswoman, a community leader, a first-time state representative, and a mom who has called West Michigan “home” all her life. She is running for Congress to protect the values that allowed her, a second-generation American, to pave her path in work and life, and to seek election to Congress. Lynn is running for Congress because she believes we are fighting for the very fabric of who and what we are–the things that President Trump is fighting for and that attracted her grandparents to this country. She wants to protect the rule of law and represent the people of the 3rd District in a way that they’ve been yearning for – with integrity, engagement, and effectiveness. And to show her children that this is all worth fighting for.
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Lisa McClain

Michigan's 10th District
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Lisa McClain will bring a tough practical business approach to Congress. Business leader and conservative outsider Lisa McClain for Congress in Michigan’s 10th District. Lisa McClain serves as Senior Vice President of Hantz Group, a Southeastern Michigan based company that she helped to start and build from the ground up. She has played a major role in building the company to over 700 current employees and 50,000 plus clients. Hantz Group has over twenty-five offices, with three locations in the 10th Congressional District.
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Michelle Fischbach

Minnesota's 7th District
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Michelle Fischbach is a trailblazer and a proven conservative leader. Fischbach recently served as the 49th Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, being elevated to that position following the resignation of the previous Lieutenant Governor. She was the first woman in Minnesota history to serve as President of the Minnesota Senate. She was first elected to the Minnesota Senate in 1996 and served until 2018
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Lynne Blankenbeker

New Hampshire's 2nd District
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Lynne Blankenbeker is an accomplished Combat Nurse and Veteran. For more than 33 years, she has dedicated herself to caring for members of the military, veterans and their families. A Captain in the Navy Reserves, Lynne has deployed three times in support of operations in the Middle East. Lynne was recently the Commanding Officer of the Navy Reserve Medical Unit assigned to Navy Medical Center San Diego.
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Rosemary Becchi

New Jersey's 11th District
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As a candidate for Congress, Rosemary brings valuable, first-hand experience in both public policy and the law. She has spent her career working on the front lines of policy and regulatory matters, developing collaborative relationships with key leaders in both chambers of Congress, the Treasury Department, the Securities Exchange Commission, the Federal Reserve Board and other federal and state agencies as well as industry and trade associations. Rosemary also has been a political advocate both on the national and local level. She has authored multiple commentary pieces on tax and financial services issues.
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Maureen McArdle Schulman

New York's 17th District
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Maureen is a retired firefighter and a first responder to the 911 attacks. She is greatly concerned about the declining values in our country, and is bravely stepping forward to help bring balance back to the people of Congressional District 17.
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Chele Farley

New York's 18th District
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Chele is running for Congress to provide every New York family with the opportunity to succeed. Specifically, Chele is focused on recapturing the $50 billion dollars more that New Yorkers pay in federal taxes each year than the state receives. By addressing the unfair treatment of New York taxpayers, Chele will invest in the region’s crumbling infrastructure, ease the crushing burden placed on property taxpayers and advance pro-growth policies that will create jobs.
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Stephanie Bice

Oklahoma's 5th District
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In a few short years, Stephanie Bice has earned a reputation as one of Oklahoma’s most effective conservative leaders. Elected to the State Senate in 2014, Stephanie served for two years as Assistant Majority Floor Leader in the Oklahoma Senate and is Chair of Senate Finance Committee. Stephanie modernized Oklahoma’s liquor laws by engineering the first overhaul since 1959 when prohibition was repealed in Oklahoma. Hailed as a victory for consumers and for economic development, Stephanie’s efforts have expanded opportunities in Oklahoma. Now locally owned businesses can sell their products on-site resulting in dozens of new breweries, wineries and distilleries opening across the state and creating approximately 5000 new jobs.
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Kathy Barnette

Pennsylvania's 4th District
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Appearing regularly on National TV & Radio, Kathy Barnette’s first book “Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain: Being Black and Conservative in America” explains why liberal policies have failed the black community time and time again – and will fail the larger American community as Democrats rush to the hard Left of the party. She is a veteran, a former adjunct Professor of Corporate Finance, sought after conference speaker, as well as a Conservative political commentator. Kathy has decided to take on Washington, D.C. and is running for U.S. Congress for the 4th Congressional District. She served her country proudly for 10 years in the Armed Forces Reserves, where she was accepted into Officer Candidacy School. Her corporate career includes working with two major financial firms and in corporate America.
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Lisa Scheller

Pennsylvania's 7th District
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Scheller is the granddaughter of immigrants who founded Silberline Manufacturing Co., one of the region’s premier manufacturers, making a key ingredient in paints and coatings. Lisa took over running the company, following the death of her brother and is currently chairman and president. Lisa Scheller is a trailblazer in the world of business and a successful reformer in public service, embracing both roles with a sense of humanity and purpose. Scheller will make a difference in Washington!
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Genevieve Collins

Texas' 32nd District
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Collins’ impressive resume includes her current title, Head of Corporate Strategy at Istation, a leading education technology firm that supports students and teachers reach their academic goals using personalized learning to pinpoint every student exact reading and math ability. She is also a graduate of SMU’s Cox School of Business and was named one of Park Cities 2018’s local 20 Under 40 for her remarkable work helping to turn around low-performing school districts and change students’ lives.
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Martha McSally

U.S. Senate - Arizona
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Martha McSally has an impressive record of getting things done. During her time serving the individuals of AZ-02, Martha has passed nine bills and has gotten two signed into law. As a Senator, Martha will continue to put the citizens of Arizona first. Martha has been working with President Trump on the important issues including health care, immigration and the budget. She votes with President Trump more than any other member of the Arizona delegation.
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Kelly Loeffler

U.S. Senate - Georgia
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Kelly Loeffler was appointed to office on January 6, 2020. Loeffler was born on November 27, 1970. She attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for undergraduate. She then received her M.B.A from DePaul University. Loeffler was appointed to fill Senator Johnny Isakson seat. Loeffler stands for the Maggie’s List values of fiscal conservatism, less government, more personal responsibility and strong national security.
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Joni Ernst

U.S. Senate--Iowa
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In 2014 Joni Ernst became Iowa’s first female U.S. senator and the first female veteran elected to the U.S. Senate. Senator Ernst serves on five Senate committees of major importance to Iowans: Armed Services; Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; Environment and Public Works; Judiciary; and Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
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Cindy Hyde-Smith

U.S. Senate - Mississippi
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Cindy Hyde-Smith was appointed by Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by long-time Senator Thad Cochran, who resigned in April 2018. She took the oath of office on April 9, 2018. With her selection, Hyde-Smith became the first woman to represent Mississippi in Washington, D.C. Prior to her selection, Hyde-Smith was elected to the Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce in 2011. She easily won reelection to that position in 2015.
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Shelley Moore Capito

U.S. Senate--West Virginia
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Shelley Moore Capito became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate in the history of West Virginia in 2014. As a member of Congress from 2001 - 2014, Shelley was the first Republican woman elected to Congress from West Virginia.
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Susan Collins

U.S. Senate--Maine
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enator Collins ranks twelfth in Senate seniority and is the most senior Republican woman. She chairs the Senate Aging Committee and the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee. She also serves on the Intelligence Committee as well as the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.
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Debbie Lesko

Arizona's 8th District
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As a fiscal conservative, Debbie understands the effects of high taxes on the families of CD-08. Debbie has an impressive political background. Debbie served in the Arizona House from 2008-2012. In 2012 she began serving in the Arizona Senate. She was the Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and member of the Health and Rule Committees. In 2016, Debbie worked on Pension Reform for firefighters and police officers. She then worked on the first ESA vouchers in the country. Debbie also worked on a historic tax reform that lowered taxes for consumers and business owners.
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Jackie Walorski

Indiana's 2nd District
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Since her election in 2012, Congresswoman Jackie Walorski has sought to bring a common sense state of mind to Congress. Congresswoman Walorski serves on the House Armed Services, Veterans’ Affairs, and Agriculture committees. She also chairs the House Subcommittee on Nutrition.
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Ann Wagner

Missouri's 2nd District
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Congresswoman Ann Wagner, representing Missouri's 2nd Congressional Distirct, is a trusted, conservative leader. She served as U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg before serving Missouri’s second district which is based in St. Louis County. She has also served as Chairwoman of the Missouri GOP and as co-chair of the Republican National Committee. Congresswoman Wagner has authored the Retail Investor Protection Act, legislation to protect access to affordable investments for middle class families. In the 115th Congress, Congresswoman Wagner served on the House Financial Services Committee.
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Vicky Hartzler

Missouri's 4th District
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Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler works hard for her constituents in MO-04. As a member of the Budget committee she and her colleagues crafted a budget that balances in 10 years without raising taxes, and in the Agriculture Committee worked to draft and pass the 5 year Farm Bill. During her time in Congress, Vicky has focused on creating economic prosperity for our families, advancing the missions of Ft. Leonard Wood and Whiteman Airforce Base, and restoring the American Dream for all citizens.
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Elise Stefanik

New York's 21st District
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The first from her immediate family to graduate college, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik understands how a quality education is the basis for a strong economy and work force. During her time in office, Congresswoman Stefanik has been extremely involved. She has served on the Armed Services Committee, the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Congresswoman Stefanik is the youngest woman in history to be elected to the United States Congress.
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Virginia Foxx

North Carolina's 5th District
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Congresswoman Virginia Foxx is a strong voice for North Carolina values and is a champion of conservative ideas. She is well-known for fighting to rein in wasteful government spending, reduce the national debt and jump start economic growth. Virginia believes that we need to get government out of the way by slashing burdensome taxes and red-tape. She knows that low taxes and American innovation will put more Americans back to work.
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Kay Granger

Texas' 12th District
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As a member of the Appropriations committee, Congresswoman Kay Granger, fights to protect and secure Social Security, pay down the national debt, promote a strong national defense, and believes congress must balance the need for valuable programs with the need for fiscal responsibility Congresswoman Granger is also a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
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Jaime Herrera Beutler

Washington's 3rd District
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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler has served Washington’s 3rd District since 2011. She is a principled conservative who works hard to find solutions to create jobs and boost the economy. During her time in office, Congresswoman Herrera Beutler has worked to create jobs, assist our veterans, strengthen mental health resources and fight the opioid epidemic. She is the first Hispanic in history to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives from Washington state.
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Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Washington's 5th District
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As the highest ranking republican woman in Congress, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers main priorities include agriculture, rural health care, hydropower and veterans. The congresswoman is a proponent for implementing new technologies for our military and government as a way of making a stronger national security and more efficient government. Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers is the founder and co-chair of the Congressional Military Family Caucus. She also served on the House Armed Services Committee.
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Carol Miller

West Virginia's 3rd District
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As a fiscal conservative, Carol Miller will fight to cut government spending and bring tax reform to the hard-working families of West Virginia. During her time as a State Delegate, Carol fought to bring jobs to West Virginia. Carol Miller will continue that fight in Washington. In the House of Delegates, Carol Miller was the first woman in at least the past 80 years to serve in Republican leadership.
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Liz Cheney

Wyoming At Large
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As a political news contributor and book author, Liz Cheney has a wealth of knowledge vital to understanding our country's misguiding’s and the process on fixing the issues. Taking strong positions on the necessity of energy independence and reducing regulations of our nations farmers and ranchers, she will be a strong advocate in supporting the backbone of our great nation in D.C.Congresswoman Cheney serves on the Natural Resources Committee, Armed Services Committee, and the Rules Committee.
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Lea Marquez Peterson

Arizona's Corporation Commission
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Lea was appointed to the Arizona Corporation Commission by Governor Doug Ducey in May of 2019. The Corporation Commission regulates the state’s utility services and the incorporation of businesses. She is the first Latina to serve in a statewide seat in the state of Arizona. Lea has been an entrepreneur in our community for many years and served as the President/ CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber from 2009 until November of 2018.