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Campaign Spotlight: Kathy Szeliga
U.S. Senate, MD

Kathy Szeliga running for U.S. Senate, MD

In the blue state of Maryland, Kathy Szeliga, who is running for the U.S. Senate, is our very best shot at flipping the ‘Old Line State’ to red. Control of the Senate is on the ballot in November, and Kathy—who is one of the most powerful female politicians in the state-- is fighting to help Republicans keep the majority. Maggie’s List has proudly endorsed Kathy Szeliga.

Kathy has focused her campaign on issues important to conservatives. She wants to rein in spending, help fix bureaucracy in the Department of Veterans Affairs and show more support for Israel than her Democratic opponent who dangerously backed the Iran nuclear deal! It’s hard to believe the outgoing, retiring Senator has had 30-long years to advocate those same old tireless failed liberal policies that continue to hurt America and risk our national security. Kathy’s opponent is waiting in the wings to take up the liberal mantle and continue pushing these dangerous policies. We are not going to let that continue!

Kathy is the highest-ranking Republican woman in Maryland’s state legislature and has been described as one of the most powerful female politicians in the state. She has served since 2011 and as a Minority Whip since 2013. She serves on the Environment and Transportation Committee, Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, and the Legislative Policy Committee. She is a member of the Women Legislators of Maryland Caucus, Maryland Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus and Maryland Veterans Caucus. She was raised in a military family; her father was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army. Kathy is also a business owner and job creator as she and her husband have run a successful construction company for many years! Wouldn’t it be terrific to send Kathy to Washington to rebuild what’s broken with our country?

Kathy is running an amazing campaign, but she needs all our help to get there. Early voting gets underway beginning October 27 in Maryland. We need all of you who live in Maryland to get out to vote for Kathy. Got a friend there? Bring her with you. If you don’t live in Maryland but have friends or loved ones there, call them and remind them to get to vote for Kathy. If you want to help Kathy, remember that everything you do makes a difference.

To support Kathy Szeliga's campaign, click here!
Campaign Spotlight: Sue Googe (NC-4)
Sue Googe running for NC-4

In the battleground state of North Carolina, Maggie’s List endorsed candidate Sue Googe is trying to unseat a longtime Democratic incumbent. Who better to advocate in opposition to the big government policies that threaten America today? Sue was raised in communist China, an experience that she says has shaped her political philosophy and fuels her desire to protect liberty here in the U.S.  As you are aware, after the last eight years, we desperately need more small-government voices in Congress to build a bigger and better America!
 
Sue’s campaign has incredible momentum that will carry into the general election. She won the Republican primary in a landslide with a whopping 71% of the vote. Her campaign platform includes advocating for energy independence, less spending, and a strong national defense.
 
Sue owns a real estate investment company while working as a software engineer! She has also worked as an accountant. Perhaps she can help Washington balance its books again!
 
Delivering a big win takes resources—which starts with you. Early voting is now underway in North Carolina. So, be sure to cast your vote for Sue. Or consider donating to her campaign. Let’s go win this for Sue and the country we love!

To support Sue Googe's campaign, click here!
Maggie's List's Missy Shorey at
'Red State Women' Event
Maggie's List National Executive Director Missy Shorey with Cutter W. Gonzalez, Amy Clark who is Vice-Chair of the Republican Party of Texas and Maggie's List Endorsed Candidate Susan Narvaiz who is running for TX-35.
It’s truly wonderful to see Maggie’s List having an impact on the next generation of women voters. Our very own Missy Shorey, Maggie’s List National Executive Director, was among the featured speakers at the recent Red State Women’s “Respect in the Workplace” summit for college women at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX.

The event highlighted the values of Texas women and the economic and political impact women have on elections. It was a terrific opportunity for Maggie’s List to share our message of fiscal conservatism, more personal responsibility and strong U.S. national security.

In a different Red State Women event this campaign season Maggie’s List endorsed candidate Susan Narvaiz was part of more than 250 conservative Texans who attended a panel discussion moderated by Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick; with panelist Amanda Bush attorney and wife of Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, Jamie Dudensing, CEO of Texas Association of Health Plans and Missy Shorey, Maggie’s List Executive Director. Pictured below left to right. 
Campaign Spotlight:
Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (NC-5)
Congresswoman Virginia Foxx, NC-5

Congresswoman Virginia Foxx—a Maggie’s List Founding Member—is on track to return for another term representing North Carolina’s fifth district. District-5, which encompasses the Winston-Salem area, leans ‘safe Republican’ per most political analysts. Maggie’s List has proudly endorsed Congresswoman Foxx.
 
Congresswoman Foxx is the eighth highest ranking Republican of the 435 members of the House; the Secretary of the House Republican Conference; and the second most powerful North Carolinian in the majority. She currently serves on the Committee on Education and the Workforce and is Vice-Chair of the Committee on Rules. Should Republicans keep the majority, Congresswoman Foxx is expected to take the helm of the House Education and Workforce Committee next year. Who better than Congresswoman Foxx to lead this committee, since—prior to serving in Congress—she was a college research assistant and English instructor before moving into university administration! From 1994 to 2004, she served in the North Carolina Senate.
 
Maggie’s List especially has a soft spot for Congresswoman Foxx. She has been with us since the very beginning and is a Founding Member! Please join us in supporting Congresswoman Foxx as she continues to serve as an amazing model in promoting our shared values of fiscal conservatism, more personal responsibility and strong U.S. national security.

To support Congresswoman Virginia Foxx's campaign, click here!
New Social Media Ads Show
Your Donation in Action!
Maggie’s List is set to deploy another round of social media ads in support of Maggie’s List endorsed candidates. Be on the lookout for these ads which will support the following candidates in races where early voting is now underway: 

In California:
  • Rep. Mimi Walters (CA-45)
  • Casey Lucius (CA-20)
  • Denise Gitsham (CA-52)
 In Texas:
  • Rep. Kay Granger (TX-12)
  • Susan Narvaiz  (TX-35)
In Maryland:
  • Kathy Szeliga for U.S. Senate
  • Amie Hoeber for Congress (MD-6)
As you might have seen during our last ad blitz featuring these amazing women, our digital ad campaign is another example of how your donation can make the difference in the success of a Maggie’s List candidate.
 
When you donate to Maggie’s List, we can turn that donation around in the form of a digital ad blast. And while Maggie’s List will target certain voters in very specific states and communities, these ads are often shared organically—meaning the value of that dollar grows exponentially. Additionally, when the race is down to the wire and time is running out for a candidate, we are continuing to work for them though these digital ad blasts.
 
In an election cycle where we have seen the outcome sometimes determined by a margin of less than a few hundred votes, we are taking nothing for granted. The other side is working so hard doing what they can to put a stop to our efforts. We have heard of the steps they are willing to take to deprive Republicans of holding onto Congress. We, though, are staying strong and smart to be able to send these amazing women to Congress.

Time, though, is running out, and we need everyone’s support. To those of you who have supported our digital ad campaign, we thank you. You are truly making a difference.  
To support the Maggie's List digital ad push for our endorsed candidates, click here!
Early Voting Now Underway
in Most States
Early voting—by mail or at polling stations—is off to a fast start. More than 5.3 million votes have been cast for the general election. There are plenty of opportunities for many of us to vote for Maggie’s List endorsed candidates now as most states offer early voting at this point.
 
Altogether, 37 states and the District of Columbia offer voters the opportunity to cast their ballot early. Here’s a look at where you can go to the polls before November 8 Election Day!
 
States that have early voting starting this week:
  • Alaska (Oct. 24, Monday)
  • Arkansas (Oct. 24)
  • Colorado (Oct. 24)
  • Washington, DC. (Oct. 28)
  • Florida (Oct. 24)
  • Hawaii (Oct. 25)
  • Idaho (varies by county but usually starts Oct. 24)
  • Louisiana (Oct. 25)
  • Mississippi (Oct. 29)
  • Missouri (Oct. 27)
  • Texas (Oct. 24)
  • Utah (Oct. 25)
  • West Virginia (Oct. 26)
  • Wisconsin (Oct. 24)
 States that have early voting starting next week:
  • Kansas (Nov. 1)
  • Oklahoma (Nov. 3)
 States where early voting is now taking place:    
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey (start date varies by county)
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota (start date varies by county)
  • Ohio
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
States that do not have early voting include Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Michigan, New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Wyoming.
 
Please share this list or—better yet—share the Maggie’s List Weekly Brief with all your friends and family so they know when they can vote in their states and for whom. Get familiar with our Maggie’s List endorsed candidates before heading to the polls!
 
Voting is one of the most important things we can do. Many women before us fought so hard to have this right, so don’t waste this important privilege and make sure you and your values are represented in Washington.
To see a list of Maggie's List endorsed candidates, click here!
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