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EMILYs List Statement on Endorsed Candidates Outraising Opponents this Quarter

July 21, 2022

For Immediate Release
July 21, 2022

EMILYs List Statement on Endorsed Candidates Outraising Opponents this Quarter

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler congratulated endorsed candidates on their prolific fundraising during the second quarter of 2022.  

“EMILYs List congratulates our endorsed candidates for outraising their Republican opponents and continuing to gain momentum this quarter. We are proud to stand with these pro-choice champions as they fight to protect and restore abortion access in their states and across the country, and voters are making it clear that they are too. We’re thrilled with their continued success in a year where abortion access is on the ballot, and know that they are the best choice for their constituents and for the country.”

  • Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (NV-SEN) raised nearly $7.5 million this quarter, outraising challenger Adam Laxalt nearly three times over. Her campaign touts significant grassroots momentum, reporting that 97% of contributions were small dollar donations of $100 or less.
  • State Rep. Emilia Sykes (OH-13) outraised Republican opponent Madison Gesiotto Gilbert in the race to represent Ohio’s 13th Congressional District, raking in over $500,000.
  • Rep. Sharice Davids (KS-03) raised over $1 million in the second quarter, outraising both Republican challengers in her reelection campaign.
  • Rep. Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) outraised Republican challenger Paul DeGroot over four times over, raking in over $1 million this quarter.
  • Dr. Yadira Caraveo (CO-08) outraised her Republican opponent four times over, bringing in nearly $600,000 in the second quarter.
  • Rep. Susan Wild (PA-07) raked in over $1 million this quarter, outraising Republican challenger Lisa Scheller.
  • Rep. Angie Craig (MN-02) brought in over $1.4 million this quarter, outraising Republican challenger Tyler Kistner nearly 3 times over.
  • Rochelle Garza (TX-AG) outraised twice indicted Republican incumbent Ken Paxton by over $176,000 according to his amended fundraising report. 

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.