For Immediate Release
Round Three: EMILY's List Puts 4 New Republicans "On Notice"
Anti-woman Records + Talented Dem Women = Serious Political Trouble
WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, EMILY's List adds 4 new GOP Congressmen to its list of 2012 House targets. The following Republicans will join Reps. Charlie Bass (NH-02), Chip Cravaack (MN-08), Paul Gosar (AZ-01), Joe Heck (NV-03), Allen West (FL-22), Bob Dold (IL-10), Frank Guinta (NH-01), Adam Kinzinger (IL-11), and Steve Stivers (OH-15) "On Notice":
- Rep. Steve Chabot (OH-01)
- Rep. Steve King (IA-04)
- Rep. Daniel Webster (FL-08)
- Rep. Bobby Schilling (IL-17)
Once again, those "On Notice" meet two special criteria. First, they've amassed appallingly anti-woman, anti-family records. And second, there is major Democratic female talent waiting in the wings.
"Ever since Republicans came to power in January, they have steadily focused on a destructive anti-woman, anti-family agenda," said EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock. "They told voters they would make job creation their number one priority but instead they've relentlessly pursued legislation that strips women of their rights and freedoms and takes away their opportunities to keep themselves and their families healthy. Reps. Chabot, King, Webster and Schilling voted to limit access to cancer screening and end Medicare as we know it. Earlier this year, these same guys brought the government to the brink of a shutdown over funding for Planned Parenthood. Just this month, they proved they were willing to gamble with the nation's fiscal solvency to advance their partisan agenda.
"Republicans are wreaking havoc on women and families across the country, but the EMILY's List community is ready to fight back. Every Republican we've put "on notice" sits in a district with serious female Democratic talent. Our community of almost one million members knows that the best way to stand up to the GOP's war on women is to elect more Democratic women. And they have never been more fired up to send these guys packing."
In the 2009-2010 cycle, EMILY's List raised more than $38.5 million to support its mission of recruiting and supporting women candidates, helping them build strong campaigns, and mobilizing women voters to turn out and vote. With a community of more than 900,000 members across the country, EMILY's List is one of the largest political action committees in the nation. Since its founding in 1985, EMILY's List has worked to elect 86 pro-choice Democratic women to the U.S. House, 16 to the U.S. Senate, nine governors, and hundreds of women to the state legislatures, state constitutional offices, and other key local offices. In the 2009-2010 cycle, EMILY's List had the largest number of members and donors in our 25 year history.