[Waukesha, WI] – A new nationwide group aimed at electing Republican women governors made Rebecca Kleefisch their first endorsed candidate on Tuesday. Right Direction Women is the first group aimed solely at electing female Republican candidates for governor. If elected, Kleefisch would make history as Wisconsin’s first female governor.
“I’m incredibly proud to be the first candidate Right Direction Women endorsed. Conservative women have a crucial role to play if we want to take back control of our state and country,” said Rebecca Kleefisch, candidate for Governor. “At the end of the day, I’m still a mom on a budget. I know the struggles hard-working Wisconsin families face and will be a tireless advocate for a safer, more affordable Wisconsin.”
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New group that works to elect Republican women governors brings in $1 million
April 19, 2022
A newly formed group that aims to increase the number of female Republican governors across the country is showcasing its initial fundraising and making its first endorsement in a GOP gubernatorial primary.
Right Direction Women, the first national group exclusively focused on electing female Republican candidates for governor, says that it’s brought in $1 million in fundraising.
And the super PAC, which officially launched on April 6, is endorsing former Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch in her state’s GOP gubernatorial primary in the race to face off in November with first-term Democratic Gov. Tony Evers. The fundraising and endorsement announcements were shared first with Fox News on Tuesday.
The organization’s being steered by two well-known advocates for strong Republican female candidates — Annie Dickerson, the founder and chair of Winning For Women Action Fund, and Marie Sanderson, the former policy director for the Republican Governors Association.
Dickerson said she’s “thrilled to continue the work Winning For Women Action Fund began in Congress by expanding our mission to governors races across the country.” And Sanderson noted that “2022 holds a crucial opportunity for Republicans to not only flip the House and Senate, but also elect conservative women as chief executive of their states.”
And spotlighting the Kleefisch endorsement, Sanderson noted that “Rebecca brings an impressive background and bright vision to the table and we are proud to support her on her journey. ”
The endorsement of Kleefisch, a cancer survivor and conservative politician who served eight years as lieutenant governor under GOP Gov. Scott Walker, is the group’s first, with more expected in the coming weeks and months.