More GOP women seeking office, but winning still in question
More Republican women than ever are seeking House seats this year after the 2018 election further diminished their limited ranks in Congress. The next test comes Tuesday in states such as Indiana, where Republican Rep. Susan Brooks one of 13 Republican women in the House is retiring. Republican women have always had a tougher time winning office. Groups that back GOP women have nowhere near the resources of organizations such as EMILYs List, which has existed much longer and has been a game changer for Democratic women. Hinson is running in the district represented by Democratic Rep. Abby Finkenauer, who is seeking a second term, and Miller-Meeks is seeking a seat vacated by Democratic Rep. Dave Loebsack.
Here are the lawmakers not seeking reelection to Congress in 2020
Rep. Pete Olson of Texas announced on July 25, 2019, in a statement that he will not run for reelection in 2020. Rep. Martha Roby of Alabama announced on July 26, 2019, that she will not seek reelection for a sixth congressional term in 2020. Rep. John Shimkus of Illinois announced on August 30, 2019, that he will not seek reelection in 2020. Rep. Bill Flores of Texas announced on September 4, 2019, that he will not seek reelection in 2020. Rep. Pete Visclosky of Indiana announced on November 6, 2019, that he will not seek reelection in 2020.