Republican Group Seeks to Put More Women in Office

The Republican State Leadership Committee announced yesterday it plans to spend $6 million to recruit 300 women to run for office in the next election cycle. According to Memphis Daily News, the nation’s largest caucus of Republican state leaders is hoping to get at least 150 elected next year. "The whole point of this ... is to find qualified women who would like to be asked and would like to have the support of an organization like this," said Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell, R-Nashville.