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GOP women's group launches six-figure campaign for House candidate Bice

GOP women's group launches six-figure campaign for House candidate Bice
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Winning for Women Action Fund, a super PAC dedicated to electing Republican women to office, launched a six-figure digital and television ad campaign for Oklahoma state Sen. Stephanie Bice in the race for the state's 5th Congressional District.

The buy comes days after Bice defeated Republican opponent Terry Neese in the district's runoff. She is slated to take on Rep. Kendra HornKendra Suzanne HornWhat should Biden do with NASA and the Artemis Program? Here are the 17 GOP women newly elected to the House this year Rundown of the House seats Democrats, GOP flipped on Election Day MORE (D-Okla.) in one of the most closely watched House races in November.

"While Kendra Horn has repeatedly voted against the interests of her district and lied about taking corporate money, Stephanie helped create thousands of jobs for Oklahomans," Winning for Women said in a statement released first to The Hill. "Stephanie will be an honest and transparent representative for her district in Washington and will give her constituents the voice they deserve. There's no time to waste to help her get there."

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As part of the buy, the group released a digital ad titled "It's Time," touting Bice's record in the state Senate. 

Bice is one of the growing number of Republican women running in House races this year. Data released in May by the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University showed 195 Republican women running in House races in 2020 elections. That's up from a previous record of 133 during the Tea Party wave in 2010.

The GOP is looking to regain seats in the lower chamber after Democrats flipped a number of seats, including Oklahoma's 5th District in 2018's "Blue Wave." 

Horn ousted then-two-term incumbent Rep. Steve RussellSteven (Steve) Dane RussellKendra Horn concedes to Stephanie Bice in Oklahoma, flipping seat back to GOP GOP women's group launches six-figure campaign for House candidate Bice Bice wins Oklahoma GOP runoff to face Horn in November MORE (R) in the district, despite President TrumpDonald John TrumpGeraldo Rivera on Trump sowing election result doubts: 'Enough is enough now' Murkowski: Trump should concede White House race Scott Atlas resigns as coronavirus adviser to Trump MORE winning the district by 13 points. 

The nonpartisan Cook Political Report rates the district as a "toss-up," however after Bice's victory on Tuesday, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) released a poll showing Horn up by 5 points among likely voters in the district, 51 percent to 46 percent.

"Representative Kendra Horn has proven to be an effective leader for her community, working tirelessly to lower the cost of prescription drugs and get Oklahomans back to work safely. The contrast in this race is clear, and I have no doubt that Kendra’s record will earn her re-election in November," said DCCC Chairwoman Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.).