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Daily Caller identifies GOP women to watch in 2019

Evie Fordham of the Daily Caller highlights Republican women who could register significant accomplishments in the new year.

2018 was a year with plenty of firsts for Republican women — Marsha Blackburn became the first woman to represent Tennessee in the Senate, Kristi Noem was elected South Dakota’s first female governor and the list goes on.

Republican women will be carrying that momentum into 2019. …

Liz Cheney

Republican Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney will hold the same seat her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, held nearly 40 years ago. She achieved the party’s third-ranking leadership position after just one term in Congress, while her father achieved it after four. …

… She will succeed Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers as Republican conference chair in 2019. …

Elise Stefanik

New York Rep. Elise Stefanik won re-election to her third term in Congress during the 2018 midterm elections. She held the record for youngest woman elected to Congress until Democratic New York Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 29, broke Stefanik’s record in 2018.

Stefanik has long been vocal about her belief that Congress needs more women. …

Kristi Noem

Outgoing South Dakota Rep. Kristi Noem outraised her Democratic rival for the governor seat in 2018 and won a race classified as a “remarkable” toss-up by Cook Political Report. Noem became the first female governor of South Dakota without much media fanfare.

She ran on a platform of keeping taxes and regulation down. Noem also banked on her down-to-earth image as a rancher who helped run the family operation when her father died unexpectedly.

The article also highlights Kay Ivey, Kim Reynolds, and Mia Love.

Mitch Kokai / Senior Political Analyst

Mitch Kokai is senior political analyst for the John Locke Foundation. He joined JLF in December 2005 as director of communications. That followed more than four years as chie...

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