For Immediate Release
October 4, 2018
EMILYs List Statement on Karin Housley’s Promise to be a “Rubber Stamp” for President Trump
Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, in an interview with Minnesota Public Radio, Minnesota Republican Senate Nominee, Karin Housley, said that if elected, she would be a rubber stamp for President Donald Trump. Christina Reynolds, EMILYs List vice president of communications, released the following statement:
“We agree with Karin Housley on one thing: she will be a rubber stamp for Donald Trump. Her long record of listening to special interests and party leaders shows that it’s them that she’s fighting for, not the hardworking Minnesotans she represents. The last thing we need in the Senate is another stamp of approval on Trump’s harmful anti-woman and anti-health care agenda. That’s why we couldn’t be prouder to stand with Tina Smith.”
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $500 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making them one of the most successful political organizations ever. Our grassroots community of over five million members helps Democratic women wage competitive campaigns – and win. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research the issues that impact women and families, and turn out women voters. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 116 women to the House, 23 to the Senate, 12 governors, and over 800 to state and local office. Forty percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Since the 2016 election, thousands of women and counting have reached out to us about running for office. To harness this energy, EMILYs List has launched Run to Win, an unprecedented effort to get more women to run at the local, state, and national levels.