EMILY’s List Endorses Kansas Candidates

emily's list endorsements
emily's list endorsements
Posted October 16, 2014 at 4:10pm

EMILY’s List, an organization that backs female Democratic candidates who support abortion rights, announced Thursday a pair of endorsements in two late-breaking House races in Kansas.  

The group offered its full endorsement of Margie Wakefield and Kelly Kultala, who are challenging GOP Reps. Lynn Jenkins and Kevin Yoder, respectively.  

For now, both races are rated Safe Republican by the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call. But highly competitive races for Senate and governor have roiled the ballot this cycle, causing concern for Kansas Republicans in two House districts. Earlier this week, Jenkins’ GOP colleagues scrambled to pump money into her campaign. And Kultala released a viral ad mocking a skinny dipping incident involving Yoder.  

“Margie Wakefield’s strong campaign has momentum that’s growing stronger by the day,” said EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock of the 2nd District race. “Kansans deserve leaders who will fight for them to have a fair shot, and Lynn Jenkins is out of step with the values of working families.”  

“Kevin Yoder’s failed leadership has hurt women and families, and Kelly Kultala has values Kansans can get behind,” Schriock said of the 3rd District race.