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Republican Main Street Partnership Backs Four More Candidates

Three of the four endorsees are women

Republican Main Street Partnership is endorsing West Virginia state Del. Carol Miller in the 3rd District after originally backing one of her opponents in the primary. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

A Republican PAC that supports lawmakers from the “governing wing of the GOP” is endorsing four more candidates Monday.

The Republican Main Street Partnership’s endorsement comes with a $5,000 PAC check. The group made its first 10 nonincumbent endorsements in April. Three of those endorsees have since lost their primaries. 

The four new endorsements come in two races that have already held their primaries, including one in which the PAC originally backed another candidate. The two other endorsements are in states yet to hold their primaries. 

The latest endorsements are:

Carol Miller (WV-03): Miller won the May primary in this southern West Virginia district, defeating Main Street’s original pick, former state GOP chairman Conrad Lucas, who finished fourth. Miller, a state delegate, is up against Democratic state Sen. Richard Ojeda in November. Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales rates the race Likely Republican.

Ashley Nickloes (TN-02): Nickloes is the only woman running in a seven-way GOP primary in the Solid Republican race for Tennessee’s open 2nd District. She’s a lieutenant colonel in the Tennessee Air National Guard and only only recently returned from her eighth deployment, giving her a shortened timeline to campaign before the Aug. 2 primary.  

Marty Nothstein (PA-07): Nothstein, a Lehigh County commissioner and a gold medal-winning Olympic cyclist, is running against former Allentown City Solicitor Susan Wild in the Tilts Democratic race for Pennsylvania’s open 7th District.

Maria Elvira Salazar (FL-27): Salazar, a broadcast journalist in Miami, is running for Florida’s open 27th District. She faces eight Republicans in the primary on Aug. 28 when the Democrats will also decide their nominee. The general election is rated Leans Democratic.

“These men and women are heading for victory in November,” Sarah Chamberlain, president of the Republican Main Street Partnership, said in a statement. 

“They will be strong additions to Main Street’s growing ranks of members who are committed to advancing solutions that benefit the lives of families from coast-to-coast,” she added.

The Republican Main Street Partnership is also backing more than 60 incumbents for re-election in November. 

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