Texas Federation of Republican Women has recognized Congresswoman Kay Granger as a “trailblazer in Republican politics.”Granger received the Kay Bailey Hutchison Leadership Award from the Texas Federation of Republican Women (TFRW) on Oct. 18. In recognition of her political leadership, the congresswoman received the award at the recent TFRW’s 29th biennial state convention.“It is an honor to be the first recipient of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Leadership Award,” Granger said. “Sen. Hutchison helped women in Congress gain a reputation for rising above the gridlock and focusing on getting the job done. For women like Sen. Hutchison and myself, when the legislative battles get tough and door after door closes in front of us, we open a window and find a solution. “That’s the kind of leadership Washington needs right now.”Granger is the first woman to be honored with the Kay Bailey Hutchison Leadership Award. The award recognizes trailblazers in Texas Republican women’s politics, who have shown extraordinary abilities. The purpose of the award is to encourage Texas Republican women to seek political office and in doing so, to honor former U.S. Senator Hutchison.“I am so pleased that the first recipient of the biennial award chosen by the Texas Federation of Republican Women is Congresswoman Kay Granger,” Hutchison said.