GOP Women Try To Boost Their Numbers In The House
U.S. Republicans embarrassed by how few women their party has serving in Congress.
On Wednesday, they will launch an initiative on Wednesday aimed at reversing the trend in the 2020 elections.
Reuters reports that steep fundraising, recruitment and policy hurdles are some of the obstacles they will face.
The WFW (Winning for Women) Action Fund raises money to support female Republican candidates for Congress.
WFW is announcing a goal of electing 20 Republican women to the House of Representatives next year.
There are 13 Republican women serving in the House now, down from 23 in the previous Congress.
It's the smallest number since 1995.
Democrats have 89 female representatives after a record number of women ran for office in 2018.
The fund will ramp up recruitment efforts and offer more financial support to help women get through primaries.