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EMILYs List Women Lead the Blue Wave in North Carolina

July 15, 2020

For Immediate Release 
July 15, 2020 

EMILYs List Women Lead the Blue Wave in North Carolina

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Eighteen EMILYs List-endorsed down-ballot candidates in North Carolina significantly outraised their Republican opponents in the second fiscal quarter of the year – some by almost 15 times as much. The majority of women possess major cash on hand advantages as well. 

“EMILYs List is proud to have endorsed 33 phenomenal women leaders in North Carolina for the General Assembly and statewide offices,” said Geri Prado, vice president of state and local campaigns at EMILYs List, “The latest fundraising numbers are further proof that these women are leading North Carolina’s blue wave. We look forward to helping them build momentum to flip both chambers of the General Assembly in the fall.” 

The following women raised over $200,000 in Q2: 
Yvonne Holley (Lieutenant Governor)
Terri LeGrand (SD-31)
Sydney Batch (HD-37)
Aimy Steele (HD-82)

The following women raised over $100,000 in Q2:
Elaine Marshall (Secretary of State)
Jen Mangrum (State Superintendent of Public Instruction)
Sarah Crawford (SD-18)
Natasha Marcus (SD-41)
Emily Nicholson (HD-01)
Virginia Cox-Daugherty (HD-12)
Kim Hardy (HD-43)
Frances Jackson (HD-45)
Nicole Quick (HD-59)
Christy Clark (HD-98)
Rachel Hunt (HD-103)

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.