For Immediate Release
August 4, 2020
EMILYs List Statement on Roger Marshall Becoming the Republican Nominee for U.S. Senate in Kansas
WASHINGTON, D.C — Today, Congressman Roger Marshall became the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Kansas. In response, Ben Ray, senior director of campaign communications at EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, released the following statement:
“Throughout his tenure in the U.S. House, GOP Rep. Roger Marshall has proven he has no interest in fighting for working families. A man who bought his way out of reckless driving and battery charges, Roger Marshall cannot be trusted to serve in the U.S. Senate. Kansans deserve better than a failed leader who refuses to take responsibility for his actions, regardless of the harm done to others. While Marshall uses insider connections to brush off run-ins with the law, Dr. Barbara Bollier is fighting for Kansans’ lives. EMILYs List is proud to stand with Barbara, a champion for change who will advocate for affordable health care and commonsense solutions in Washington.”
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $600 million to elect pro-choice Democratic 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 strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 150 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,100 women to state and local office. Nearly 40 percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. During the historic 2017-2018 cycle, EMILYs List raised a record-breaking $110 million and launched a record independent expenditure campaign. We helped elect 34 new women to the House, including 24 red-to-blue victories; enough seats to have delivered the U.S. House majority alone. Since the 2016 election, more than 55,000 women have 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.