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

Rep. Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnCalifornia companies sued for allegedly selling fetal tissue for profit Race is on for prized House chairmanship GOP struggles to find women to lead House committees 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 RobyWHIP LIST: Republicans breaking with Trump GOP women break with Trump Fiorina calls on Trump to drop out 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 FrankelSenators offer renewed hope of ending hotel booking scams Dems urge Grayson to end Senate bid Dems push B boost for childcare programs 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.