For Immediate Release
July 14, 2022
EMILYs List-Endorsed Candidates in Georgia Trounce Republicans, Report Historic Fundraising
WASHINGTON, D.C. – During the second quarter, EMILYs List endorsed-candidates for statewide office in Georgia, Stacey Abrams (GA-GOV), Jen Jordan (GA-AG), and Bee Nguyen (GA-SOS), outpaced and outraised their Republican incumbent opponents. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“Voters are making it clear that they will not stand for these invasive efforts to strike down our freedom. As Gov. Kemp, Attorney General Carr, and other Republicans rush to implement an abortion ban, these candidates are seeing surging support because they fight for our ability to make decisions for our own bodies, health, and futures. Momentum is behind the Democratic pro-choice women on the frontlines of this fight, and we are thrilled to stand with Abrams, Jordan, and Nguyen as they work to advance reproductive freedom in Georgia.”
- Former state Rep. and Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams reported raising $21 million, while Republican Gov. Brian Kemp reported raising $6.8 million in the last two months. The Abrams campaign reports widespread grassroots support, reporting over 240,000 donors who donated less than $100.
- State Sen. Jen Jordan outraised her incumbent opponent Attorney General Chris Carr this second quarter, bringing in over $818,000. Jordan has raised over $2.1 million to date, more than any challenger candidate for attorney general in Georgia’s history.
- In the Georgia secretary of state race, state Rep. Bee Nguyen reported bringing in $874,000, outraising incumbent Brad Raffensperger who reported $305,000 in the same time period.
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.