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EMILYs List Endorses 11 Candidates for the Maine State Senate

April 6, 2022

For Immediate Release
April 6, 2022

EMILY's List Endorses 11 Candidates for the Maine State Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed 11 women for the Maine state Senate. Laphonza Butler, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:

“EMILYs List is thrilled to announce our endorsement of 11 reproductive choice advocates for the Maine state Senate. As anti-abortion politicians seek to deny people across the country their reproductive freedom, we are proud to stand with these pro-choice champions as they advocate for justice throughout their communities. From economic opportunity to health care, we know that these women will advance equitable policies that benefit all Mainers while defending reproductive choice.”

EMILY's List endorsed the following slate of challengers and incumbents:

  • Nicole Grohoski (SD-07) – special election
  • Anne “Pinny” Beebe-Center (SD-12)
  • Cameron Reny (SD-13)
  • Margaret “Peggy” Rotundo (SD-21)
  • Matthea “Mattie” Daughtry (SD-23)
  • Eloise Vitelli (SD-24)
  • Teresa Pierce (SD-25)
  • Jill Duson (SD-27)
  • Anne Carney (SD-29)
  • Stacy Brenner (SD-30)
  • Donna Bailey (SD-31)

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.