EMILY’s List – a political organization that has raised over $400 million for pro-choice, Democratic women candidates – put Sen. Pat Toomey “On Notice” last Monday for his “anti-woman, anti-family record,” including his vote to defund Planned Parenthood.
“The Senate could use a woman like Katie, who has proven her commitment to creating middle-class jobs and preserving the environment,” President of EMILY’s List Stephanie Schriock said. “The EMILY’s List community of over three million members is excited to support Katie as she campaigns to bring bold new ideas to the United States Senate.”
While EMILY’s List focuses mostly on women’s health issues, the group is impressed with the former DEP Secretary’s experience in alternative energies.
“Because of Katie’s pragmatism and creativity, Pennsylvania can become number one in the country in wind energy jobs, number two in solar and a pioneer in energy efficiency technology,” Schriock said.
EMILY’s List – who lobbied McGinty to get into the race – will be hoping to help McGinty overcome former Congressman Joe Sestak in the Democratic primary next year, before replacing Toomey as the junior Senator from PA.