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Women in the spotlight on first night of RNC

Women in the spotlight on first night of RNC
Mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, Mia Love

Where is the GOP war on women now?

Republicans brought their female superstars in force on the first night of their national convention, featuring conservative women from rising GOP celebrity Mia Love, a congressional candidate from Utah, to South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, a tea party stalwart.

In all, ten of the roughly 20 speakers featured Tuesday night were women, including keynote speaker and aspiring first lady Ann Romney. The message of the night–apart from the “we built it” theme–was clear: Republicans embrace strong women and need them in the party.

Sher Valenzuela, Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Delaware 

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.)

Small business owner Bev Gray

Mia Love, candidate for Congress in Utah’s Fourth District

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin

Actress Janine Turner

Lucé Fortuño, First Lady of Puerto Rico

Sen. Kelly Ayotte (N.H)

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley

Ann Romney

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