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 HornWhy does Rep. Johnson oppose NASA's commercial human landing system? The US's investment in AI is lagging, we have a chance to double it What should Biden do with NASA and the Artemis Program? 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."


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 TrumpWhite House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine Poll: 30 percent of GOP voters believe Trump will 'likely' be reinstated this year Black Secret Service agent told Trump it was offensive to hold rally in Tulsa on Juneteenth: report 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.).