Rep. Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnLatino entrepreneurs need federal protection from pyramid schemes Overnight Tech: GOP split on net neutrality strategy | Trump's phone worries Dems | Bill in the works on self-driving cars Net neutrality fix faces hard sell 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 RobyScandal complicates replacing Jeff Sessions Trump strikes fear into defense contractors WHIP LIST: Republicans breaking with Trump 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 FrankelHouse Dems: Force Flynn to testify before Foreign Affairs panel House votes to permanently ban taxpayer funds for abortion GOP, Dems hear different things from Trump 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.