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EMILY’S List Candidates Announce Historic Fundraising in First Quarter

April 13, 2022

For Immediate Release
April 13, 2022 

EMILY’S List Candidates Announce Historic Fundraising in First Quarter

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EMILYs List-endorsed candidates are announcing impressive fundraising for the first quarter of 2022. Laphonza Butler, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:

“EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate our endorsed candidates on their groundbreaking fundraising this quarter. These women are gaining momentum even in the most difficult races, and are tenaciously fighting to represent their communities and champion their principles at the congressional level. We know that these candidates have what it takes to win their elections, and are eager to see their continued success with the full support of the EMILYs List community behind them in the coming months.”

  • Sen. Maggie Hassan in New Hampshire broke state records again this quarter after raising $4.3 million. She has broken New Hampshire fundraising records for six quarters in a row.
  • Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto in Nevada raised over $4.4 million this quarter, the largest single-quarter sum raised by a Senatorial candidate in Nevada this election cycle.
  • Rep. Val Demings raised more than $10 million in the first quarter of 2022 for her campaign for the U.S. Senate in Florida.
  • Former North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley brought in over $3.6 million in the first quarter, her largest fundraising quarter to date.
  • Rep. Angie Craig (MN-02) raised over $1 million this quarter in her bid to represent Minnesota’s 2nd District. 
  • Rep. Kim Schrier (WA-08) broke first quarter fundraising records for Washington’s 8th District, taking in over $1.1 million.

EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $700 million to elect Democratic pro-choice 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 and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running nearly $50 million in independent expenditures in the last cycle alone, and turning out women voters and voters of color to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country's first woman as vice president, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. After the 2016 election, more than 60,000 women 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. In our effort to elect more women in offices across the country, we have created our Run to Win program, expanded our training program, including a Training Center online, and trained thousands of women.