The Washington Times - June 25, 2009, 08:57AM

After losing the majority of women to the Democrats in the 2008 election, the Republican National Committee is making a new effort to attract more women to the party for the 2010 elections.

The RNC held the first meeting of their new Women’s Interactive Network at the Capitol Hill Club on Thursday, bringing together more than 280 female party members to encourage them to build women’s programs in their state.

“The Democrats may have captured portions of the women’s vote in the last election, but I believe Republicans represent the views of a vast majority of women on many issues,” said RNC Co-Chairman Jan Larimer. “Reaching more women in their local communities and having Republican women talk with them, not to them, about our shared core values and conservative principles will enable our Party to grow and win elections.”

To fire the women up, the WIN arranged speaker panels with GOP all-stars like Liz Cheney, former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, and Dana Perino, former White House press secretary.