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Liz Brown's Senate race identified as one to watch

The Republican State Leadership Committee's "Right Women, Right Now" initiative this week recognized Liz Brown's run for Senate District 15 as one of 14 races to watch in 2014.

"I'm honored that the Right Women, Right Now initiative took notice of my campaign in Northeast Indiana for Senate District 15," Brown said. "I'm running for Senate to bring the common sense approach of Allen County constituents to Indianapolis. Through the right tax policy, regulatory conditions and overall economic environment, I believe we can encourage hiring in our corner of the state. I hope to have the opportunity to represent my neighbors in Indianapolis and pursue job-creating conditions, sound education policy and strong conservative values."

The Republican State Leadership Committee's Right Women, Right Now initiative exists to identify and support female candidates at the state level. In 2012, it sought 150 new Republican candidates with the goal of electing 75 of them. It surpassed its goal by identifying 191 candidates and 84 of them were elected. This year, Right Women, Right Now has identified 558 women candidates. nkelly@jg.net