More than a dozen women in congressional races around the country backed by Rep. Elise Stefanik's political action committee won their races, her campaign said Thursday morning.
The E-PAC contributions are part of a larger push by Stefanik to elect more GOP women to the House of Representatives.
“Two years ago, our party was at a crisis level of Republican women in the House,” Stefanik said. “I’m proud that after starting E-PAC last winter and working to engage, empower and elevate Republican women this cycle, we are now on track to double the number of GOP women in the House."
At least 13 women who were supported have won their races. Another half dozen are ahead in races that are yet to be called, including New York Republicans Claudia Tenney and Nicole Malliotakis.
“Our E-PAC-endorsed candidates were on the frontlines of the nation’s top Republican victories on Election Night," Stefanik said. "It is a strong testament to their hard work and the importance of supporting strong Republican women in their campaigns for Congress."
Stefanik herself won re-election this week to a fourth term, defeating Democratic candidate Tedra Cobb.