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As GOP Field Grows in IN-05, Will Republicans Invest in the Lone Female Candidate?

Over the last week, two men have joined the increasingly crowded field of GOP candidates vying for the seat held by retiring Congresswoman Susan Brooks – an ironic twist in the race to replace a member who is perhaps best known as an advocate for Republican women. These newest additions signal a growing problem for a Republican party that continues to lose ground among suburban women and has been plagued by a rapidly dwindling number of female lawmakers among its ranks.

“Susan Brooks’ retirement meant Republicans went from a woeful 13 women in Congress to an even more woeful 12. Now, with two more men joining the Republican primary this past week, Republicans in Washington will have to decide if they’re willing to invest in the success of a rare female Republican candidate, or if they’re just going to keep doing nothing,“ said DCCC Spokesperson Brooke Goren.


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