A group that aims to encourage more women to go into politics plans to honor Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell.
Women in Numbers, a nonpartisan group that promotes women candidates, said Monday that it will give Harwell its "Trailblazer Award" at a ceremony in early October. The award comes as Harwell, the first woman elected speaker in Tennessee, has been leading a nationwide effort to get more women to run as Republicans for public office.
The GOP hopes to close the gender gap with voters, who have leaned toward Democratic candidates over the past three decades.
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