Susan B. Anthony List targets EMILY's List women in Congress
Usually, it's a good thing when I say someone is "on the List." But there's always an exception.
A number of EMILY's List elected women are being targeted by the Susan B. Anthony List, a PAC dedicated to electing anti-choice women candidates. The so-called "Votes Have Consequences" campaign is an organized attack on 12 members of Congress, including three EMILY's List women. Freshman Congresswomen Suzanne Kosmas and Debbie Halvorson, along with two-term Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, are among those on the group's targeted list.
Already, they're up with ads in Nevada against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and there's more to come. According to POLITICO, there will be more attack ads, along with likely robocalls and online campaigns against the targeted members.
Unsurprisingly, there's a familiar face behind the group's political actions, former GOP Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, who was defeated by EMILY's List candidate Rep. Betsy Markey last year. Seems like Musgrave has a bit of a bone to pick with progressives in Congress -- and with a $2 million budget for this current campaign, these candidates will need our continued support to hold their seats.