EMILYs List Announces New Endorsements
With spirits high after primary victories this week by two of its endorsed candidates in Missouri and Michigan, the pro-abortion-rights group EMILYs List announced six new endorsements Thursday morning.
The latest Democratic endorsees are Anne Barth, who is battling Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R) in West Virginias 2nd district; Sam Bennett, who is hoping to beat Rep. Charlie Dent (R) in Pennsylvanias 15th district; Jill Derby, who is taking her second shot at Rep. Dean Heller (R) in Nevadas 2nd district; Judy Feder, who is also hoping the second time is the charm against Rep. Frank Wolf (R) in Virginias 10th district; Annette Taddeo, who is taking on Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) in Floridas 18th district; and Victoria Wulsin, who is hoping to keep Rep. Jean Schmidt (R) from winning re-election in Ohios 2nd district.
EMILYs List, which backs female Democratic candidates who support abortion rights, is known as a powerful fundraising force with a large donor base.
These Democratic women are running some of the most exciting, competitive challenger races in the country and gaining critical ground in historically Republican districts, EMILYs List president Ellen Malcolm said in a statement Thursday.
On Tuesday, EMILYs List-backed candidates Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (D-Mich.) and Missouri state Rep. Judy Baker (D) held on to win narrow primary victories.