Press Release

June 1, 2016

Maggie’s List Announces 2016 National Endorsements Supporting 35 Women Candidates Running for US Senate and House

(Washington, DC) - Maggie’s List, a federal political action committee (PAC) dedicated to electing fiscally conservative women to federal office, is proud to endorse 35 candidates for United States Senate and United States House of Representatives races. The 2016 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 and continues that support into the general election cycle.   

The board of Maggie’s List is incredibly proud of our women candidates endorsed for the 2016 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 will not only expand the conservative majority but they will also safeguard and promote our values of fiscal conservatism, less government, more personal responsibility and strong national security in a new administration, states Sandra B. Mortham, National Chair for Maggie’s List and former Florida Secretary of State.  

“Our nation needs more dynamic fiscally conservative women in Congress to truly represent our nation. Working with our colleagues and the next era of fiscally conservative women we will give voice to the values of hard working families in this country that deserve to have security, accountability and policies that create jobs and grow our economy. Maggie’s List members of Congress look forward to supporting and serving our endorsed candidates for 2016 in the 115th Congress and beyond,” explains Congresswoman Mimi Walters (CA-45), Congressional Chair of Maggie’s List.  

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 while also honoring commonsense conservative principles. 

The 2016 endorsed candidates include the following:  

Elected Officials:   

  • ‍Senator Lisa Murkowski - Alaska US Senate  
  • Senator Kelly Ayotte - New Hampshire US Senate  
  • Congresswoman Martha Roby – (AL-02)  
  • Congresswoman Martha McSally – (AZ-02)  
  • Congresswoman Mimi Walters – (CA-45)  
  • Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen – (FL-27) 
  • Congresswoman Jackie Walorski – (IN-02)  
  • Congresswoman Susan Brooks – (IN-05)  
  • Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins – (KS-02)  
  • Congresswoman Ann Wagner – (MO-02)  
  • Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler – (MO-04)  
  • Congresswoman Elise Stafanik – (NY-21)  
  • Congresswoman Renee Ellmers – (NC-02)  
  • Congresswoman Virginia Foxx – (NC-05)  
  • Congresswoman Kristi Noem – (SD-At Large)   
  • Congresswoman Diane Black – (TN-06)  
  • Congressman Marsha Blackburn – (TN-07)  
  • Congresswoman Kay Granger – (TX-12)  
  • Congresswoman Mia Love – (UT-04)  
  • Congresswoman Barbara Comstock – (VA-10)  
  • Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler – (WA-03)  
  • Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers – (WA-05)  

Open-Seat and Challenger Candidates  

  • ‍Kathy Szeliga- Maryland US Senate  
  • Christine Jones – (AZ-05) 
  • Kathryn Nance – (CA-09) 
  • Casey Lucius – (CA-20)  
  • Denise Gitsham – (CA-52)  
  • Mary Thomas – (FL-02)  
  • Glo Smith- (FL-05)  
  • Rebecca Negron – (FL-18)  
  • Tonia Khouri – (IL-11)  
  • Darlene Miller – (MN-02)  
  • Sue Googe – (NC-04)  
  • Kay Daly – (NC-13) 
  • Susan Narvaiz – (TX-35)  
  • Liz Cheney – (WY At-Large)  

The numbers speak for themselves, women comprise over 53% of all voters but less than 20% of members of Congress.  With only 22 fiscally conservative women serving in the 114th Congress, Maggie’s List works to empower women to run for and win federal office to help reverse over two centuries of underrepresentation.   

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. For more information on Maggie’s List, please visit, follow @maggieslist1 and like  

Press Contact:  Amanda McCune, Maggie’s List , (214) 762-8970 or



Leading PAC for Fiscally Conservative Women Works to Empower and Elect Outstanding Women to Federal Office to End Underrepresentation of Women in Congress Where Less than 20% of Members are Women