For Immediate Release
March 19, 2019
EMILYs List Places Senator John Cornyn “On Notice” for 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, added Senator John Cornyn to its opposition program and placed him “On Notice” for the 2020 election cycle. Senator Cornyn, along with six other Republican senators named earlier this month, will be EMILYs List’s top targets to defeat in the upcoming election.
Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“In his nearly 20 years in the Senate, John Cornyn has made clear that he’ll always put his party’s dangerous and destructive agenda ahead of the people he was elected to serve. From voting to rip away health care from millions of families without a replacement plan to supporting efforts to defund Planned Parenthood and undermine equal pay protections for women, Cornyn’s record reads like a serial on voting in lockstep with the party at the expense of Texans. It’s time for a change, and EMILYs List is actively recruiting to replace him. There are plenty of Democratic women who are up for the challenge, and who will always put Texan families first.”
Senator Cornyn joins the following six Republican senators on EMILYs List’s initial list of top Senate targets. The full “On Notice” list, including 43 House targets, can be found online here.
- Sen. Susan Collins (ME)
- Sen. Joni Ernst (IA)
- Sen. Cory Gardner (CO)
- Sen. Mitch McConnell (KY)
- Sen. David Perdue (GA)
- Sen. Thom Tillis (NC)
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