EMILY’s List, the women’s political action group that focuses on getting pro-choice women elected to public office, has announced another five women that they will be assisting in the 2012 election.
Shelley Adler (NJ-03), Kathy Boockvar (PA-08), Julia Brownley (CA-26), Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), and Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) are the newest additions to the EMILY’s List endorsement list, and although they are all in districts that lean Republican, the group hopes they will be integral at trending the House back in favor of a woman’s right to chose.
“This year is already shaping up to be an historic one for Democratic women in politics,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List, via statement. “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.”
Two of the candidates — Adler and Boockvar, are both new candidates, as a small businesswoman and a lawyer respectively. The other three have served in state or national capacities, but all face uphill battles in districts that are stacked against them. Sinema and Brownley are running in open seats, while Adler, Boockvar and Shea-Porter will be facing incumbent Republicans.
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