FIRST ON FOX: The Republican PAC Winning for Women (WFW) is announcing its first non-incumbent endorsements of the 2022 election cycle on Friday, providing a possible early look at the GOP candidates who have a chance to flip the House for Republicans in 2022.
The candidates getting the backing of the PAC are Esther Joy King, Monica De La Cruz-Hernandez and Jen Kiggans.
WFW announced a round of endorsements in June, all of freshman Republican women who face tough 2022 reelection challenges. Now this round it is backing Republicans who have a chance to flip similarly competitive seats held by Democrats.
Cruz-Hernandez is running in Texas’ 15th Congressional District, which is currently represented by Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas. The moderate Democrat Gonzalez barely beat Cruz-Hernandez in 2020.
King is running to replace retiring Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., in Illinois’ 17th Congressional District, which has been trending red in recent years. Winning that open seat will be key to Republicans’ plans to take back the House.
King – a former aid worker in Kabul, Afghanistan, and a JAG officer in the U.S. Army Reserves – lost a close race to Bustos in 2020.
Kiggans is running in Virginia’s 2nd Congressional