For Immediate Release
February 5, 2020
EMILYs List Adds GOP Reps. Jeff Van Drew and Richard Hudson to “On Notice” Target List for 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, added Republican incumbent Reps. Jeff Van Drew (NJ-02) and Richard Hudson (NC-08) to its opposition program, “On Notice,” for the 2020 election cycle. These two targets join a list of 47 anti-choice House incumbents who are some of EMILYs List’s top targets to defeat in the upcoming elections. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“The Democratic majority in the U.S. House has proven to be critically important in protecting Americans’ access to affordable health care, expanding economic opportunity, and holding the Trump administration accountable. Meanwhile, Republican Congressmen Jeff Van Drew and Richard Hudson have voted in ways that are out of step with their districts and the constituents they are supposed to represent. EMILYs List is eager to replace these two members with pro-choice Democratic women, who we know will be far better voices for their communities than their current representatives.”
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $600 million to elect pro-choice Democratic women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY's List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 150 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,100 women to state and local office. Nearly 40 percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. During the historic 2017-2018 cycle, EMILYs List raised a record-breaking $110 million and launched a record independent expenditure campaign. We helped elect 34 new women to the House, including 24 red-to-blue victories; enough seats to have delivered the U.S. House majority alone. Since the 2016 election, more than 50,000 women have reached out to EMILY's List about running for office laying the groundwork for the next decade of candidates for local, state and national offices.