Press Release

May 2, 2018

Maggie’s List Announces 2018 National Endorsements Supporting 49 Women Candidates Running for US Congress and Statewide Executive Office



May 2, 2018



Maggie’s List Announces 2018 National Endorsements Supporting 49 Women Candidates Running for US Congress and Statewide Executive Office


Leading PAC for Fiscally Conservative Women Works to Empower and Elect Outstanding Women to Congress and State Executive Office to End Underrepresentation of Women in Congress and State-Wide Offices


(Washington, DC) - Maggie’s List, a federal political action committee (PAC) dedicated to electing fiscally conservative women to federal office and statewide executive office, is proud to endorse 49 candidates for United States Senate, United States House of Representatives races and state-wide offices.


The 2018 field of endorsed candidates is based on extensive research, evaluation and grassroots knowledge.  Special attention is given to open seat and challenger candidates running in viable districts.  Unlike political parties, Maggie’s List takes a stand in primary elections, when help is essential, and continues that support into the general election cycle.


“The Maggie’s List board is incredibly proud of our candidates that we have chosen to endorse for the 2018 mid-term election cycle. Their experience, commitment to service, conservative values and ability to inspire other women leaders makes them very compelling candidates in this crucial election cycle.  Supporting and electing these outstanding women to Congress and statewide executive office will not only expand the conservative majority but they will also safeguard and continue to promote our values of fiscal conservatism, less government, more personal responsibility and a strong national security”, states Sandra B. Mortham, National Chair for Maggie’s List and former elected Florida Secretary of State. 


This exclusive endorsement by Maggie’s List marks a milestone for conservative women who courageously address the need for increased representation of women at the federal level and now at the state level. The 2018 endorsed candidates include the following experienced women running on principle and policies:


Congressional Elected Officials:

Senator Deb Fischer for U.S. Senate (NE)

Congresswoman Martha McSally for U.S. Senate (AZ)

Congressman Marsha Blackburn for U.S. Senate (TN)

Congresswoman Martha Roby – (AL-02)

Congresswoman Elect Debbie Lesko – (AZ-08)

Congresswoman Mimi Walters – (CA-45)

Congresswoman Karen Handel (GA-06)

Congresswoman Jackie Walorski – (IN-02)

Congresswoman & Chairwoman Susan Brooks – (IN-05)

Congresswoman Ann Wagner – (MO-02)

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler – (MO-04)

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik – (NY-21)

Congresswoman Claudia Tenney – (NY-22)

Congresswoman & Chairwoman Virginia Foxx – (NC-05)

Congresswoman Kay Granger – (TX-12)

Congresswoman Mia Love – (UT-04)

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock – (VA-10)

Congresswoman Jaime Hurrera Buetler – (WA-03)

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers – (WA-05)

Congresswoman Liz Cheney – (WY-At Large)


Open-Seat and Challenger Candidates:

Beth Lindstrom for U.S. Senate (MA)

State Senator Karin Housley for U.S. Senate (MN)

State Senator Leah Vukmir for U.S. Senate (WI)

Tiffany Shedd for (AZ-01)

Lea Marquez Peterson for (AZ-02)

Kimberlin Brown for (CA-36)

Assemblywoman Young Kim for (CA-39)

Assemblywoman Diane Harkey for (CA-49)

Maria Elvira Salazar for (FL-27)

State Representative Caryn Tyson for (KS-02)

Lena Epstein for (MI-11)

State Senator Carla Nelson for (MN-01)

State Senator Sally Doty for (MS-03)

State Representative Lynne Blankenbeker for (NH-02)

Secretary of State Shantel Krebs for (SD-At Large)

Bunni Pounds for (TX-05)

House Delegate Carol Miller for (WV-03)    


State-Wide Office:

Alice Martin for Attorney General of Alabama

Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh for Lt. Governor of Alabama

Michele Reagan for reelection as Arizona Secretary of State

Kimberly Yee for Treasurer of Arizonia

Denise Grimsley for Agriculture Commissioner of Florida

Ashley Moody for Attorney General of Florida

Erika Harold for Attorney General of Illinois

Evelyn Sanguinetti for reelection as Lt. Governor of Illinois

Barbara Cegavske for reelection as Nevada Secretary of State

Catherine Templeton for Governor of South Carolina

Kristi Noem for Governor of South Dakota

Rebecca Kleefisch for reelection as Lt. Governor of Wisconsin



About Maggie’s List

Maggie's List is a Federal Political Action Committee created to raise awareness and funds to increase the number of fiscally conservative women elected to federal public office. Maggie's List was founded in 2010 by a group of women with a fiscally conservative economic vision and a desire to address the underrepresentation of women in Congress. Maggie’s List supports women candidates who stand for fiscal conservatism, less government, more personal responsibility and strong national security. With a primary win rate of 82% and a general election win rate of 66% in 2016, Maggie’s List has a track record of picking winners thanks to our grassroots national network led by state chairs with keen political insight and direct knowledge of the political landscape conservative women candidates face. For more information on Maggie’s List, please visit, follow @maggieslist1 and like



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Missy Shorey

Maggie’s List Executive Director or 202-277-7100