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EMILYs List Statement on Trump Donations to Congressional Republicans and Candidates

July 31, 2018

For Immediate Release
July 31, 2018 

EMILYs List Statement on Trump Donations to Congressional Republicans and Candidates

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, McClatchy reported that President Trump plans to support congressional Republicans and candidates facing tough races this year. Christina Reynolds, vice president of communications at EMILYs List, released the following statement:

“Donald Trump gives money for one reason: because he knows the recipients will be with him when he needs them. By cashing Trump’s check, these members of Congress and candidates have proven who owns their loyalty — and it’s not the families in their districts. Voters deserve a candidate willing to stand up for them, not Donald Trump.”

The list of candidates receiving money from Trump includes the following 33 who are facing off against EMILYs List candidates:

  1. Don Bacon (NE-02)
  2. Mike Bishop (MI-08)
  3. Rod Blum (IA-01)
  4. Dave Brat (VA-07)
  5. Ted Budd (NC-13)
  6. John Carter (TX-31)
  7. John Culberson (TX-07)
  8. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26)
  9. Rodney Davis (IL-13)
  10. Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25)
  11. Greg Gianforte (MT-AL)
  12. Karen Handel (GA-06)
  13. Josh Hawley (MO-SEN)
  14. Dean Heller (NV-SEN)
  15. Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03)
  16. Trey Hollingsworth (IN-09)
  17. Karin Housley (MN-SEN)
  18. Randy Hultgren (IL-14)
  19. David Joyce (OH-14)
  20. Jason Lewis (MN-02)
  21. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05)
  22. Marty Nothstein (PA-07)
  23. Denver Riggleman (VA-05)
  24. Dino Rossi (WA-08)
  25. Danny Tarkanian (NV-03)
  26. Scott Taylor (VA-02)
  27. Scott Tipton (CO-03)
  28. Tim Walberg (MI-07)
  29. Mimi Walters (CA-45)
  30. Jay Webber (NJ-11)
  31. Rob Woodall (GA-07)
  32. Kevin Yoder (KS-03)
  33. David Young (IA-03)

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.