WASHINGTON D.C.— Today, House Republican Conference Chair and E-PAC founder Elise Stefanik announced her endorsement of Republican Sandy Smith in North Carolina’s 1stCongressional District:
“I’m excited to endorse Sandy Smith for Congress in this critical open seat. Sandy is a small business owner and military mom who would champion America First policies in Congress to help House Republicans stop Joe Biden and Far Left Democrats’ reckless agenda. I look forward to working with Sandy and all of E-PAC’s incredible GOP women candidates who are leading the charge to Fire Nancy Pelosi once and for all,” said GOP House Conference Chair Elise Stefanik.
Sandy Smith thanked the Congresswoman for her endorsement:
“I’m honored to earn the endorsement of House Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik and E-PAC. E-PAC has played a critical role in helping more than double the number of Republican women in Congress, and Chair Stefanik understands that NC-01 is a must-win open seat.” said Sandy Smith (NC-01). As a proud business owner and military mom, I look forward to earning the support of NC-01 voters in November so that I can work with Elise Stefanik and House Republicans to stop the Far Left’s dangerous policies and get our country back on track.”
Chairwoman Stefanik’s E-PAC has now endorsed 31 GOP women candidates in the effort to flip the House this cycle. The majority have won their primaries and three of those women have already been sworn into Congress– Julia Letlow (LA-05), Mayra Flores (TX-34), and Connie Conway (CA-22).
The announcement follows Chairwoman Stefanik’s historic success in the 2020 election cycle when we elected the highest number of GOP women to Congress ever in our nation’s history.
In 2019, only 13 Republican women served in the House of Representatives, making up only 2.9% of Congress. Congresswoman Elise Stefanik founded E-PAC to recruit, engage, empower, elevate, and elect more GOP women to office.
In 2020, E-PAC helped more than double the number of GOP women in Congress in what President Trump called 2020, “The Year of the Republican Women.” 11 out of the 15 seats that flipped red were won by E-PAC endorsed Republican women.
Since its founding, E-PAC has raised and donated over $4 million for GOP women candidates, this includes cycle-to-date more than $1,000,000 directly to GOP women candidates including through WinRed.