GOP women’s group endorses Herrera Beutler in primary race
Republican women’s group Maggie’s List has thrown its support behind Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.) as part of its latest round of endorsements first obtained by The Hill on Wednesday.
Herrera Beutler gained national attention earlier this year when she voted to impeach former President Trump after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Trump has endorsed Joe Kent, one of Herrera Beutler’s Republican primary challengers in Washington’s 3rd Congressional District.
The group also endorsed Alabama Senate candidate Katie Britt, who is running to replace retiring Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.). That primary is set to turn into a fierce intraparty battle between Britt and Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), who has been endorsed by Trump.
Maggie’s List made headlines last month when they backed incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s (R-Alaska) primary challenger Kelly Tshibaka. The endorsement marked the first time the group backed a challenger to a female incumbent running for office. Trump also endorsed Tshibaka over Murkowski, who is a vocal critic of the former president.
Additionally, Maggie’s List said on Wednesday it is endorsing former Kansas Republican Party Chair Amanda Adkins in the state’s 3rd Congressional District, Vivian Childs in Georgia’s 2nd Congressional District, Lori Chavez-DeRemer in Oregon’s 5th Congressional District, Florida Lieutenant Gov. Jeanette Nuñez (R) in her reelection bid, Sara Hart Weir in the race for Kansas state treasurer, and Kim Owens for Arizona Corporation Commission.
“The 2022 elections present an incredible opportunity to build upon the progress made in the 2020 election cycle, which brought us the largest class of freshman, female conservative members of Congress in history,” said the group’s chair, Sandra Mortham. “Whether at the state or federal level, we are standing behind our endorsed candidates as they fight against the radical left’s disastrous agenda for the American people.”