National Federation of Republican Women

Republican Women Make Historic Gains Across Nation in 2010

KEY STATISTICS

   Every incumbent Republican woman running for federal or statewide office won reelection on Election Day.

   According to the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), nine new Republican women won seats in the U.S. House, beating the previous record of seven Republican women newcomers in a single election. In addition, Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire won her race for the U.S. Senate.

   At the state level, three new Republican women were elected governor: Susana Martinez of New Mexico, Mary Fallin of Oklahoma and Nikki Haley of South Carolina. In addition, Jan Brewer won reelection as governor of Arizona, and at least a dozen Republican women were newly-elected to other statewide offices.

   Republican women also made gains in state legislatures across the nation. The National Conference of State Legislatures reports that preliminary data shows Republican women gained more than 100 seats in state legislatures, from 529 in 2010 to 633 in 2011. For more information, see the National Conference of State Legislatures.


WINNERS


ALABAMA
Kay Ivey
(challenger)
Lieutenant Governor
kayivey.org
Federation Membership:
   Capital City RW


Beth Chapman
(incumbent)
Secretary of State
bethchapman.com
Federation Membership:
   RW of Huntsville


Samantha Shaw (
incumbent)
State Auditor
Federation Membership:
   Capital City RW

Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh
  
(
challenger)
Public Service Commissioner
twinkleforpsc.com
Federation Membership:
   Capital City RW

Martha Roby (challenger)
U.S. Rep., 2nd District
martharoby.com
Federation Membership:
   Capital City RW


ALASKA
Lisa Murkowski
   (
incumbent / write-in candidate)
U.S. Senator
lisamurkowski.com
Federation Membership:
   Midnight Sun RW


ARIZONA
Jan Brewer (
incumbent)
Governor
janbrewer.com
Federation Membership:
   Arrowhead RW

Brenda Burns (open)
Corporation Commissioner
brendaburns2010.com
Federation Membership:
   Lincoln RW



CALIFORNIA

Mary Bono Mack (
incumbent)
U.S. Rep., 45th District
marybono.com


FLORIDA
Jennifer Carroll (
open seat)
Lieutenant Governor
rickscottforflorida.com
Federation Membership:
   Clay County RW


Pam Bondi (
open seat)
Attorney General
pambondi.com

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (incumbent)
U.S. Rep., 18th District
ros-lehtinenforcongress.com

Sandy Adams (challenger)
U.S. Rep., 24th District
sandyadams.com
Federation Membership:
   Atlantic RW


IDAHO
Donna M. Jones (
incumbent)
State Controller
reelectdonnajones.com
Federation Membership:
   Canyon County RW Tuesday Club


ILLINOIS
Judy Baar Topinka (
open seat)
Comptroller
judybaartopinka.com

Judy Biggert (incumbent)
U.S. Rep., 13th District
biggert.com
Federation Membership:
   United Southland RW



IOWA
Kim Reynolds (
challenger)
Lieutenant Governor
governorbranstad2010.com
Federation Membership:
  
Madison County RW

KANSAS
Sandy Praeger
(incumbent)
Insurance Commissioner
sandypraeger.org

Lynn Jenkins
(
incumbent)
U.S. Rep., 2nd District
lynnjenkins.com
Federation Membership:
   Jackson County RW



MICHIGAN

Ruth Johnson
(open seat)
Secretary of State
rj4mi.com
Federation Membership:
   Birmingham RW

Candice Miller (incumbent)
U.S. Rep., 10th District
candice-miller.com
Federation Membership:
   Macomb County RW



MINNESOTA
Michele Bachmann (
incumbent)
U.S. Rep., 6th District
michelebachmann.com


MISSOURI
Vicky Hartzler (
challenger)
U.S. Rep., 4th District
vickyhartzler.com
Federation Membership:
   Johnson County RW


Jo Ann Emerson (
incumbent)
U.S. Rep., 8th District
joannemerson.com
Federation Membership:
   Wright County RW



NEW HAMPSHIRE
Kelly Ayotte (
open seat)
U.S. Senator
ayotteforsenate.com
Federation Membership:
   Nashua Area FRW



NEW MEXICO
Susana Martinez (
open seat)
Governor
susanamartinez2010.com
Federation Membership:
   Dona Ana County RW


Dianna J. Duran (
challenger)
Secretary of State
diannaduran2010.com


NEW YORK
Ann Marie Buerkle (
challenger)
U.S. Rep., 25th District
buerkleforcongress.com

Nan Hayworth (challenger)
U.S. Rep., 19th District
nanhayworth.com


NORTH CAROLINA
Renee Ellmers (
challenger)
U.S. Rep., 2nd District
reneeforcongress.com

Virginia Foxx (
incumbent)
U.S. Rep., 5th District
virginiafoxx.com
Federation Membership:
   Watauga County RW

Sue Myrick (incumbent)
U.S. Rep., 9th District
suemyrick.com
Federation Membership:
   Charlotte-Mecklenburg RW


OHIO
Mary Taylor (
challenger)
Lieutenant Governor
kasichforohio.com
Federation Membership:
   Wayne County RW

Jean Schmidt (incumbent)
U.S. Rep., 2nd District
jeanschmidt.com

OKLAHOMA
Mary Fallin
(open seat)
Governor
maryfallin.org
Federation Membership:
   Tri-City RW


Janet Barresi (
open seat)
State Superintendent
janetbarresi.com
Federation Membership:
   Cleveland County RW


Dana Murphy (
incumbent)
Corporation Commissioner
danamurphy.com
Federation Membership:
   Edmond RW



SOUTH CAROLINA
Nikki Haley
(open seat)
Governor
nikkihaley.com

Federation Membership:
   Greenville County RWC and
   Sea Island RWC



SOUTH DAKOTA
Kristi Noem
(challenger)
U.S. Rep., At Large
kristiforcongress.com
Federation Membership:
   Codington County RW


TENNESSEE
Diane Black (
open seat)
U.S. Rep., 6th District
votedianeblack.com
Federation Membership:
   Sumner County RW


Marsha Blackburn (
incumbent)
U.S. Rep., 7th District
votemarsha.com


TEXAS
Susan Combs (
incumbent)
State Comptroller
susancombs.com

Kay Granger (
incumbent)
U.S. Rep., 12th District
kaygranger.com


WASHINGTON
Jaime Herrera Beutler (
open seat)
U.S. Rep., 3rd District
jaimeherrera.com
Federation Membership:
   Clark County RW


Cathy McMorris Rodgers (
incumbent)
U.S. Rep., 5th District
cathyforcongress.com
Federation Membership:
   Ponderosa RW



WEST VIRGINIA
Shelley Moore Capito (
incumbent)
U.S. Rep., 2nd District
shelleymoorecapito.com
Federation Membership:
   Kanawha County RW



WISCONSIN
Rebecca Kleefisch (
open seat)
Lieutenant Governor
rebeccaforreal.com
Federation Membership:
   Waukesha County RW



WYOMING
Cynthia Cloud (
open seat)
State Auditor
cynthiacloud.com
Federation Membership:
   Park County RW


Cindy Hill (
open seat)
Supt. of Public Instruction
hill4education.com
Federation Membership:
   Fremont
County RW

Cynthia Lummis (
incumbent)
U.S. Rep., At Large
lummisforwyoming.com
Federation Membership:
   Sheridan
County RW


RESOURCES

  Read the election overview from the Center for American Women in Politics

 

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