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WASHINGTON – The left has more than its share of celebrity spokeswomen in Hollywood, but the right has an answer to the glamour gals of Tinseltown.

The annual Great American Conservative Women Calendar from the Clare Booth Luce Institute features right-thinking women of accomplishment who have both style and substance, and brains as well as beauty.

Michele Bachmann

Michele Bachmann

The 2016 calendar was unveiled Tuesday morning, featuring some of the brightest stars in the conservative galaxy:

  • Former Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.
  • Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.
  • Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa
  • Michelle Malkin
  • Bay Buchanan
  • Lisa Daftari
  • Catherine Engelbrecht
  • Ying Ma
  • K.T. McFarland
  • Cleta Mitchell
  • Katie Pavlich
  • Crystal Wright

Laurel Conrad, the lecture director of the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute, said “the goal of the calendar is to use role models to inspire young women to stand up for conservative values.”

It worked on her.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.

Conrad told WND she received the 2006 edition when she was a freshman in high school.

“I proudly hung it up in my boarding school dorm room (much to the chagrin of my liberal roommate), and it served as a daily reminder to work hard so that I could one day become like one of the featured conservative calendar women.”

The Luce Institute was founded in 1993, and its annual calendar tradition began in 2005.

“I love being part of the annual Clare Boothe Luce calendar because of how it may inspire talented young women to think about public involvement,” said Bachmann.

“Clare Boothe Luce was a leader, writer, adventurer and political trailblazer who was ahead of her time. What an example for young women to emulate.”

Sen. Jodi Ernst, R-Iowa

Sen. Jodi Ernst, R-Iowa

“It’s an honor to join so many terrific conservative leaders in this tribute calendar to the incomparable Clare Booth Luce,” said Malkin. “Now, more than ever, young women need exposure to right-thinking role models who demonstrate every day how freedom serves as the world’s most effective, self-empowering equalizer.”

The Clare Boothe Luce website says, “The calendar is meant to inspire readers to reach not only for their dreams but also to hold high the timeless conservative values that have sustained America since our founding. Principles like personal responsibility, individual freedom, economic liberty, traditional values, and limited government.

“Showcasing these truly accomplished women, especially for students and recent graduates, our future leaders, is what we are all about,” according to Michelle Easton, president of the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute.

Copies of the 2016 calendar are available for a small donation and are free to students.

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