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EMILY’S List Candidates Continue Gaining Momentum in Q1

April 21, 2022

For Immediate Release
April 21, 2022 

EMILY’S List Candidates Continue Gaining Momentum in Q1

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EMILYs List-endorsed candidates announced impressive fundraising for the first quarter of 2022. Laphonza Butler, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List-endorsed candidates are continuing to build momentum in key races throughout the country, in the face of Republican-led attacks on abortion access across the country. We are excited to see how these capable and determined candidates progress with the full support of the EMILYs List community.”

  • Rep. Katie Porter raised over $3.1 million this quarter for her reelection campaign for California’s 47th Congressional District.
  • Jessica Cisneros outraised incumbent Henry Cuellar in their race for Texas’ 28th Congressional District, pulling in $1.7 million.
  • Rep. Elissa Slotkin raised over $1.3 million in her bid to represent Michigan’s 7th Congressional District.
  • Rep. Elaine Luria raised over $1.2 million this quarter, outraising Republican opponents for Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District more than two times over. 
  • Rep. Abigail Spanberger raised over $1.1 million in the race for Virginia’s 7th Congressional District, outraising Republican opponents several times over.
  • Incumbent Rep. Haley Stevens outraised her opponents, bringing in over $1.1 million, in her bid for reelection for Michigan's 11th District.
  • Rep. Susan Wild raised over $900,000 this quarter in her campaign to represent Pennsylvania’s 7th District. 
  • Rep. Lauren Underwood raised over $765,000 in the first quarter of 2022 for her campaign to represent Illinois’ 14th Congressional District.
  • Rep. Cindy Axne outraised her Republican opponents in the race to represent Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District, raking in over $760,000.
  • Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs announced that she raised about $750,000 for her gubernatorial race this quarter.
  • State Sen. Brittany Pettersen reported over $600,000 in fundraising for her campaign to represent Colorado’s 7th Congressional District.
  • Nikki Budzinski raised over $500,000, outraising Republican opponents in the race for Illinois’ 13th Congressional District.
  • Jackie Gordon raised over $340,000 in the race to represent New York’s 1st Congressional District.

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.