EMILY’s List, a political action committee (PAC) which provides support for female Democrat candidates, announced their support for Chrissy Houlahan in her run for in Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District.
“Chrissy’s patriotic service in the Air Force, success as a small business leader, commitment to the environment, and long history of working on behalf of the people of Pennsylvania make her the best candidate for the job,” EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock said in a press release.
The endorsement continues Houlahan’s consolidation of support from national Democrats. After National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Steve Stivers called the race a “bellwether” election, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee touted Houlahan’s candidacy.
These endorsements can help Houlahan build her donor network and support among party insiders early in the election cycle.
Houlahan will face Bob Dettore in the Democratic primary next year.
The race is receiving major attention from both political parties. Then presidential-candidate Hillary Clinton won the district by .6 points, while Costello won his race by 14 points.