A new pro-woman Republican PAC is throwing its weight behind Utah Congressional candidate Mia Love.
The Daily Beast profiles "She-PAC," a group formed to fund Republican women candidates and to fight what they call "Democratic hypocricy" toward women's issues. The group cites attacks on Republican women like Sarah Palin and others.
So far, the only candidate the group has fallen behind is Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love, who is running for Utah's new 4th District seat.
Founders Suzanne Haik Terrell and Teri Christoph say they plan to support more women as the 2012 race heats up.
Like many women on both sides who seek office, conservative women who run She-PAC and the types of women they would support mostly avoid the “women’s ghetto” of social issues when stumping, and instead push hard-hitting stuff. But where She-PAC is concerned, that’s where the similarities end. On the right, the common agenda includes spending cuts, job creation, and rejecting any whiff of government involvement in business or health care.
Since most super PACs work to support one candidate, She-PAC is unique for picking many. Quantity is part of the goal: speeding more conservative Republican women into House and Senate roles. She-PAC leaders say gender is paramount, but that the issues matter, too. They value conservative stances on social issues, despite only talking about them if specifically asked: they are pro-life, anti-government-mandated contraception coverage, and for marriage between a man and a woman.
Terrell says the majority of She-PAC’s donors themselves are women, and their average giving is $60 per person. That’s $1 more than Obama’s recently reported average donation of $59. She-PAC counted tens of thousands of dollars in donations brought in by the Maher video after it was picked up by conservative blogger Michelle Malkin and Sean Hannity. The left hardly responded to it at all. Terrell also reported quadruple growth in social media and website traffic since the video’s birth.