EMILYs List Statement on Pam Keith’s Primary Victory in Florida’s 18th Congressional District
For Immediate Release
August 18, 2020
EMILY's List Statement on Pam Keith’s Primary Victory in Florida’s 18th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Pam Keith on her primary victory in Florida’s 18th Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Pam Keith is a courageous leader and EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate her on her primary election victory. Pam is a champion for working families with a long record of public service as a Navy veteran and an attorney. While GOP Rep. Brian Mast has amassed a shameful record of voting against affordable health care and women’s reproductive freedoms, Pam will put Floridians first. We look forward to helping her turn this seat blue in November.”
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