EXCLUSIVE: A leading outside group dedicated to electing conservative women is endorsing the 2022 Republican Senate primary in Missouri in the race to succeed retired Senator Roy Blunt.
Maggie’s list announced Wednesday that she supported Rep. Vicky Hartzler, who represents Missouri’s 4th Congressional District, in the predominantly rural midwestern part of the state. Hartzler’s approval was first shared with Fox News.
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Hartlzer is one of the leading candidates in a leading area of the GOP Senate which also includes former Governor Eric Greitens – who stepped down in 2018 amid multiple controversies – State Attorney General Eric Schmitt and Mark McCloskey, the St. Louis lawyer who along with his wife made national headlines in the summer of 2020 for holding guns outside their home to warn Black Lives Matter protesters.
And the Republican realm could grow in the coming months, with Reps Billy Long, Jason Smith and Ann Wagner all considering offers.
In her latest list of endorsements, Maggie’s List also officially endorsed Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds as she runs for a second four-year term as Hawkeye State Head, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers as she ‘she is running for re-election in the 5th Congressional District of Washington, Virginia. Senator Jen Kiggans for the 2nd arrondissement of her state and Tina Ramirez for the 7th arrondissement of Virginia.
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“We are delighted to add these dynamic women to our list of approved candidates for the critical 2022 electoral cycle. These women will continue to work for a future that honors our values of fiscal conservatism, less government, more personal responsibility and strong national security. Maggie’s List Chairperson Sandra B. Mortham, a former Florida Secretary of State, said in a statement to Fox News.
Aiming to build on the successes of last year’s election, Maggie’s roster last month brought its first approvals, which included 18 House GOP holders, five midterm candidates of 2022. , two in special elections this year, a candidate for the Senate and the approval of a candidate for lieutenant governor.
There are 31 House Republican women in the chamber. Eleven of the 15 House seats overturned by the GOP in the 2020 election were by women.
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Two prominent Republican women who are running for re-election next year that Maggie’s list has yet to approve – Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.
Both lawmakers are fierce criticisms of former President Trump – Cheney voting to impeach Trump in January for his role in inciting the deadly insurgency on the U.S. Capitol on January 6 by right-wing extremists aiming to disrupt the certification by Congress of current President Biden Victory from the Electoral College. And Murkowski voted to convict Trump in the February Senate impeachment trial. The former president was acquitted.
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