• Press Release

EMILYs List Statement on Maine’s State Election Results

November 7, 2018

For Immediate Release
November 7, 2018

EMILYs List Statement on Maine’s State Election Results

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As races continue to be called in favor of pro-choice Democratic women across Maine, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated eight EMILYs List candidates on their well-deserved victories for the Maine state Legislature and leading Democrats in flipping the state Senate. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:

“EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate these women on their victories tonight. Mainers across the state have spoken and it’s clear — they are ready for new leadership from passionate public servants who will work together to create good-paying jobs, safe communities, and a stronger Maine for all working families. With diverse backgrounds and new ideas, these women will be the voices women and families can count on in Augusta.”
EMILYs List congratulates the following candidates on their victories: 

Erin Herbig (SD-11)
Shenna Bellows (SD-14)
Eloise Vitelli (SD-23)
Heather Sanborn (SD-28)
Lydia Blume (HD-03)
Diane Denk (HD-09)
Charlotte Warren (HD-84)
Vicki Doudera (HD-94)

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.