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EMILYs List Candidates Report Strong Q3 Fundraising

October 15, 2021

For Immediate Release
October 15, 2021

EMILYs List Candidates Report Strong Q3 Fundraising

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following today’s FEC deadline, candidates backed by EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, are reporting impressive third quarter fundraising numbers. Laphonza Butler, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:

“EMILYs List women are once again proving to be formidable fundraisers. These women have put their constituents first, working tirelessly for policies that mitigate the health and economic ramifications of COVID-19. With these impressive fundraising numbers, it’s clear that voters are ready to elect more Democratic pro-choice women and ensure that more pro-family policies are passed. We are proud to stand with these dedicated public servants as we gear up for the final quarter of 2021.”

Congresswoman Val Demings, running for U.S. Senate in Florida, raised $8.4 million, almost doubling the amount she raised in Q2.

Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire set another fundraising record, raising $2.97 million.

Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto raised over $3.15 million in Q3.

Cheri Beasley, running for the open U.S. Senate seat in North Carolina, raised a field-leading $1.5 million.

In Q3, Congresswoman Sharice Davids (KS-03) raised over $825,000.

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, who represents Texas’ 7th District, raised $800,000.

Rep. Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) has $4,561,710 in the bank after raising $627,976 during the third quarter of 2021.

Congresswoman Susie Lee (NV-03) raised over $660,000 in Q3.

In MN-02, Congresswoman Angie Craig raised $630,000 and has $2.3 million cash on hand.

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.