News of Note This Week: Election Day Round-Up
By Karyn Bruggeman and Traci Snyder on
November 14, 2011
- Just in time for Veteran’s Day, the Illinois National Guard promoted Iraq War veteran and IL-08 congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Congratulations Tammy! Make sure to check out Tammy’s Veteran’s Day guest post on the EMILY’s List Blog.
- Election night brought some great wins for women last Tuesday. Suzanne Bonamici, an EMILY’s List recommended candidate, won her special election primary in OR-01. Now she’s on her way to the general where she’ll face self-described Tea Party Republican Rob Cornilles. Support Suzanne in her January 31 special election.
- Women across the country breathed a small sigh of relief last week when Mississippi voters rejected the “Personhood Amendment.” RH Reality Check provides an in-depth summary of the defeat, what it means for women and the future fight for reproductive health care. Remember, the fight is nowhere near over as the War on Women continues, as The New Yorker’s excellent article on the right’s battle against Planned Parenthood.
- We celebrated great victories for firefighters, nurses, teachers, voters, and reproductive rights in Ohio, Maine, and Mississippi last Tuesday! But there is still a lot of work to be done at the state level. The results from Virginia’s state House and Senate races are exhibit A. From the Washington Post- What a Republican Win Means for Virginia.
- Elizabeth Warren is up with her first ad after Karl Rove began using his Crossroads GPS to attack Elizabeth on the air. She’s telling her story to the people and urging them to get to know her leadership through her own words. Check out her new ad:
- Allen West is at it again. First, he’s proud of his sexist comments towards Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Now, he’s proud of belonging to a white supremacist motorcycle gang. Know who we are proud of? Lois Frankel, the EMILY’s List recommended candidate seeking to unseat West in FL-22 and ensure that Florida is represented by a member of Congress who is proud of serving their constituents, not offending them. Learn more about Lois Frankel and how to support her campaign.
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