EMILY’s List Re-ups for Jennings in Her Rematch

Posted September 11, 2007 at 10:59am

EMILY’s List announced late last week that it is endorsing Christine Jennings (D), the former banking executive who lost to now-Rep. Vern Buchanan (R) by 369 votes in November.

Jennings, who announced earlier this summer that she will challenge Buchanan, has steadily kept her name in contention since her loss by becoming a poster child for voting issues — particularly the risks of malfunctioning electronic voting machines. Jennings and other Democrats allege that 18,000 electronic “undervotes” cost her the seat, a claim the Government Accountability Office continues to investigate.

Jennings also sued in Florida courts to overturn her defeat.

— Matthew Murray