For Immediate Release
April 10, 2019
EMILYs List Statement on Trump Fundraiser in San Antonio
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today President Trump is attending a fundraiser in San Antonio, Texas, part of Republican Congressman Will Hurd’s district in TX-23. Christina Reynolds, vice president of communications at EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Congressman Hurd can try to run and hide from his party’s leader, but at the end of the day, he’s still happy to be at Trump’s beck and call. Hurd’s blather about standing up to President Trump contradicts his record of voting with him 95% of the time in the last session of Congress. We can’t wait to replace him with a strong Democratic woman who will stand up and fight for the best interests of families in the district.”
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