New female super PAC's latest step
March 22nd, 2012
01:37 PM ET
11 years ago

New female super PAC's latest step

(CNN) – ShePAC, a new super PAC focused on supporting Republican women, announced its advisory board Thursday, intended to bolster the independent organization.

The group of 12 women includes Chairwoman of the Tea Party Express Amy Kremer, actress Janine Turner, former Arkansas congressional candidate Princella Smith and former Rep. Michele Bachmann Chief of Staff Elizabeth Pinkerton.

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"They represent a diverse group of successful women from varied walks of life," ShePAC Co-Chair Teri Christoph said in a statement released first to CNN. "These women share a common commitment to our cause that makes each key to the work of ShePAC."

Kremer said the advisory board will hopefully raise the profile of the organization. Given Republicans are "horrible on messaging," it is incumbent upon other groups to "take the lead," Kremer said.

"Women in general are playing a more prominent role in the political world so I think it's good that we can get these strong conservatives to come together to support conservative women for office," Kremer told CNN. "We just get it done."

ShePAC launched in February with the goal of electing conservative women, who currently hold 29 seats in Congress. They recently endorsed Mia Love for Congress in Utah, but it was a web video targeting comedian Bill Maher that received the most attention.

The spot, "Bill Maher: Obama's Million Dollar Man" called out the HBO host for comments made about Republican women, while highlighting his $1 million donation to a super PAC supporting President Barack Obama's re-election effort.

A source close to the PAC said tens of thousands of dollars were raised off the video. Depending on donations, the group will produce ads in support of Congressional candidates and expects to issue more endorsements in the future.

"In theory you could have Republican women take back the Senate in 2012," the source told CNN. "We're defending conservative women who have really taken a beating from the media and others in the last few years."

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soundoff (35 Responses)
  1. Harris Gershman

    Run Awayyyyy!

    March 22, 2012 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  2. out of step

    They only accept "successful" women. If you are poor or middle class, and raising a family, your views and concerns will not be listened to. This is an exclusive "Super PAC." Sort of like thos super absorbant things sold to women.

    March 22, 2012 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  3. Gumby

    Now there's money well spent.

    March 22, 2012 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  4. Captain Awesome

    Wow, so much hate coming from the tolerant left. Does this mean the left is waging war on women?

    March 22, 2012 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  5. Claudia, Phoenix, AZ

    Next, she'll think she's qualified to be president but she'll have to walk a mile in the great Hillary Clinton's shoes.

    March 22, 2012 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  6. Wake up people

    This is simply another ploy to get votes away from the President. Just like 2008 with wailin Palin. I would never support any tea party candidate, not even a woman. And I will go a little farther, I'm sure this will really make me unpopular. But I will NEVER vote for a female President. I never thought I would ever say this but as a woman myself, I go through some heck of a mood swings due to hormones, and some things I say and do at that time I end up regretting. Men are so lucky, the only thing you have to worry about is erectile dysfunction, and we all know there are plenty off pills on the market for that.....and I do believe they are all covered under most medical plans.

    March 22, 2012 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  7. Natalie

    These women do not represent women's freedom at all; what a phoney front this is. It makes no more sense than McCain running a ditzy woman with him to think he could capture female votes. When these type of women are against reproductive freedom that most of my generation fought hard to get, it's a pure sham. These are nothing but "Stepford" wives trying to convince women they are something else. What a joke! Maybe Bachman would be better suited working with her husband try to "cure the gay". These women are not for women's freedom.

    March 22, 2012 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  8. JoeT

    Women fighting to have their employers choose what to do with their bodies.

    March 22, 2012 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  9. jack johnson

    You knew Bachman would be in it (She says a woman is to obay their husband) If their husbands say no pills, no abortions and no gays then the women have to agree.

    March 22, 2012 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  10. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Is there something that these women are promoting other than just being a female Republican? I can't figure if they have an agenda or some ideas that they would like to see the Congress complete. If they have that, then let them speak it loud. It just sounds like they are doing just to do it.

    March 22, 2012 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
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