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Posted at 12:01 a.m. on April 20, 2012
EMILY’s List will announce today that it is endorsing five House candidates as part of the Democratic effort to regain control of the chamber this fall. The women are running in districts where the races are tossups or slightly favor Republicans.
The Democratic candidates getting the pro-abortion rights group’s stamp of approval today are:
All but Shea-Porter had previously received the group’s “on the list” designation, which is a tier lower than a full endorsement. The official backing means the candidates will have the full financial and organizational power of the group behind their campaigns. EMILY’s List is dedicated to electing Democratic women who support abortion rights and has proved to be a fundraising juggernaut.
“This year is already shaping up to be an historic one for Democratic women in politics,” EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock said. “We can take back the House in 2012 – and we can make Washington work for women and families – but only if we elect strong women like Shelley, Kathy, Julia, Carol, and Kyrsten who will stand up against the GOP’s radical anti-woman agenda and work to build a more progressive America.”