IWF adviser says efforts are being made to attract women to GOP

Conservative adviser Andi Bottner said Wednesday that there were Republican efforts underway to recruit more women to the Republican Party after few wins for GOP women in the 2018 midterms. 

"We know that [in] elections, you can't win with just a party base," Bottner, a senior adviser with the Independent Women's Forum, told Hill.TV's Krystal Ball on "What America's Thinking." "You need to get a portion of those in the middle." 

"I think with the Republican Party, we've heard a lot about the women who need to be attracted to the party, the suburban women who need to come back to the party that they supported for many years, and there are efforts underway," she continued. 

"I think different parts of the party's leadership is definitely looking to those numbers, and trying to woo those back home with a good message," she said. 

Democrats elected 89 women to the House in last year's midterm elections, while Republicans elected 13 representatives. 

The contrast was evident in President TrumpDonald John TrumpNASA exec leading moon mission quits weeks after appointment The Hill's Morning Report — After contentious week, Trump heads for Japan Frustration boils over with Senate's 'legislative graveyard' MORE's State of the Union address in which most Democratic congresswomen wore white to the event, in an effort to stand in solidarity with the suffragette movement of the 20th century.

— Julia Manchester