By Karen Cross, Political Director
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Pro-abortion fundraising powerhouse EMILY’s List recently rolled out their first round of endorsements for the U.S. House for the 2024 election cycle. The organization named 18 incumbent Democrats whose defense they believe will be crucial if Democrats are to retake the House in 2024. Some are in districts Biden lost or would have lost in 2020.
Democrats need a net gain of five seats to regain pro-abortion leadership.
“These 18 seats will be vital to protect as we fight to take back our House majority,” Danni Wang, deputy director of campaign communications for EMILY’s List, told Roll Call. https://rollcall.com/2023/03/15/emilys-list-these-18-democrats-are-crucial-to-taking-house-control/
EMILY’s List endorses Democrat women that support a policy of unlimited abortion for any reason until birth and support using tax dollars to pay for abortions.
The first round of endorsed candidates include:
- Nikki Budzinski of Illinois
- Yadira Caraveo of Colorado
- Angie Craig of Minnesota
- Sharice Davids of Kansas
- Jahana Hayes of Connecticut
- Val Hoyle of Oregon
- Susie Lee of Nevada
- Mary Peltola of Alaska
- Marie Gluesenkamp Perez of Washington
- Brittany Peterson of Colorado
- Andrea Salinas of Oregon
- Hillary Scholten of Michigan
- Kim Schrier of Washington
- Abigail Spanberger of Virginia
- Emilia Sykes of Ohio
- Dina Titus of Nevada
- Lauren Underwood of Illinois
- Susan Wild of Pennsylvania
All of these EMILY’s List-endorsed incumbents have a 0% voting record with National Right to Life for the 118th Congress. This includes a vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which would require that a baby born alive during an abortion be afforded the same degree of care that would apply to any other child born alive at the same gestational age. Not a single one voted in favor of the bill.
All of them have voted or signaled support for the so-called Women’s Health Protection Act (also known as the “Abortion Without Limits Until Birth Act), which would enshrine unlimited abortion in federal law and policies and strike down existing pro-life protections on the state level like parental involvement and informed consent laws.
Earlier this year, the organization also laid out a preliminary list of House Republican targets. Republicans currently hold the House by a narrow five-seat margin. EMILY’s List believes the following represent their best shot at flipping seats from red to blue:
- Don Bacon of Nebraska
- Lauren Boebert of Colorado
- Ken Calvert of California
- Lori Chavez-DeRemer of Oregon
- Juan Ciscomani of Arizona
- Anthony D’Esposito of New York
- John Duarte of California
- Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania
- Mike Garcia of California
- Ashley Hinson of Iowa
- Tom Kean of New Jersey
- Jen Kiggans of Virginia
- Nick LaLota of New York
- Mike Lawler of New York
- Mariannette Miller-Meeks of Iowa
- Marc Molinaro of New York
- Zach Nunn of Iowa
- Maria Elvira Salazar of Florida
- George Santos of New York
- David Schweikert of Arizona
- Michelle Steel of California
- David Valadao of California
- Brandon Williams of New York
In the Senate, EMILY’s List has already confirmed several incumbents that they will back for the 2024 election cycle. These include Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin and Jacky Rosen of Nevada, both of which hail from battleground states that Biden barely won in 2020. Others include Maria Cantwell of Washington, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. They have also endorsed pro-abortion Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin for the open Senate seat in Michigan.
Holding the House majority and retaking the Senate will be crucial for the pro-life movement in the 2024 elections, in addition to defeating pro-abortion President Joe Biden.