For Immediate Release
July 16, 2021
EMILY’S List Candidates Report Impressive Q2 Fundraising
Following Thursday’s FEC deadline, candidates backed by EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, are reporting impressive fundraising numbers. Emily Cain, executive director of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Once again, EMILYs List women are outworking and outraising their opponents. With nine EMILYs List endorsed candidates raising over $1 million and another 14 House candidates raising over $500,000, it’s clear that voters know electing Democratic pro-choice women is the key to passing policies that will benefit their families and communities. We are proud to stand behind these dedicated champions as they prepare for tough campaigns ahead.”
- Congresswoman Val Demings, running for US Senate in Florida, raised $4.6 million since her campaign launched in early June.
- Senator Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire has set state fundraising records for the third consecutive quarter, raising $3.2 million.
- Three EMILYs List Senators brought in over $2 million in Q2: Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, and Senator Patty Murray of Washington.
- California Congresswoman Katie Porter raised $2.7 million, the most of EMILYs List’s endorsed House incumbents.
- Judge Cheri Beasley, running for the open US Senate seat in North Carolina, raised a field-leading $1.2 million.
- Dr. Val Arkoosh raised over $1 million in her bid for the open US Senate seat in Pennsylvania.
- Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin raised over $1 million for her reelection fight in Michigan’s 8th District.
- Illinois Congresswoman Lauren Underwood brought in more than $875,000 in Q2.
- Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill in New Jersey’s 11th District raised over $780,000 for a total of $4.1 million cash on hand.
- In Virginia, Congresswomen Elaine Luria and Abigail Spanberger both raised over $750,000 for the quarter.
- Rep. Cindy Axne of Iowa’s 3rd District raised over $700,000 in the second quarter.
- Congresswoman Haley Stevens in Michigan's 11th District also raised over $700,000 in Q2.
- Nine EMILYs List endorsed candidates raised over one million dollars: Congresswoman Val Demings (FL), Senator Maggie Hassan (NH), Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (NV), Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45), Senator Tammy Duckworth (IL), Senator Patty Murray (WA), Dr. Val Arkoosh (PA), Judge Cheri Beasley (NC), and Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin (MI-08).
- 14 House candidates endorsed by EMILYs List raised half a million dollars or more: Representative Lauren Underwood (IL-14), Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Representative Abigail Spanberger (VA-07), Representative Lucy McBath (GA-06), Representative Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), Representative Elaine Luria (VA-02), Representative Kim Schrier (WA-08), Representative Susie Lee (NV-03), Representative Haley Stevens (MI-11), Representative Cindy Axne (IA-03), Representative Sharice Davids (KS-03), Representative Susan Wild (PA-07), and Representative Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07).
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, 158 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40 percent 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.