GOP Rep Who Recruits Women Candidates Doesn’t Know Why Party Has a Problem
A Republican congresswoman tasked with recruiting women candidates to run for the House couldn’t identify a reason for why her party has recruited fewer women in 2014 than 2012.
When Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) was asked Monday by The St. Louis Post-Dispatch why Republicans have lagged in recruiting women, she answered, “I don’t know.”
“All I know is that I can just move forward from here,” Wagner added, according to the paper.
Wagner is co-chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Project GROW, which is “designed to promote the role of women” within the party by providing mentorship, campaign advice and strategy and polling support.
Just over one-third of the 196 women who have filed to run for the House are Republicans, though filing periods haven’t yet closed in many states.