NRCC announces regional vice-chairs, DCCC launches effort to recruit women


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Rep. Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnFive ways Trump’s convention was a success Trump campaign puts diversity on display in final night of convention The Trail 2016: Trump’s big night MORE (R-Tenn.) will serve as regional vice-chair for the NRCC, and will oversee the committee's regional efforts.

The NRCC's regional chairs include Rep. Martha RobyMartha RobyOvernight Healthcare: Momentum on mental health? | Zika bills head to conference | Only 10 ObamaCare co-ops left Trump video shows Clinton laughing over Benghazi footage Tea Party group backs challenge to House Transportation chairman MORE (Ala.) in the South, Rep. Steve Daines (Mont.) in the central Western region, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Ill.) in the Midwest, Rep. Devin Nunes (Calif.) in the West, and Rep. Tom Reed (N.Y.) in the Northeast.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee launched a “Women LEAD” effort on Tuesday as well, to support the DCCC's efforts to elect more female Democratic candidates to Congress.

Democrats already have a substantial lead on female representation in the House, 58 of the 77 female House members are Democrats.

Democratic Reps. Chellie Pingree (Maine) and Lois FrankelLois FrankelDems push B boost for childcare programs Members snap photos of pope from the House floor House rejects Obama's Iran deal MORE (Fla.) will lead the effort.

"Their commitment to the cause of women’s rights, and their natural leadership will expand opportunity for all women. The facts are clear: When women vote, Democrats win. Bringing even more Democratic women into the political process is a winning formula for our party," said DCCC Chairman Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) in a statement.

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