Emily’s List – a national political action committee – has announced its “round one” seal of approval for Democrat Ann McLane Kuster in her run for New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District in 2012. While not a full endorsement of Kuster and three others – Lois Frankel (FL-22), Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-01) and Christie Vilsack (IA-04) – it does come with money! Locals will remember that Emily’s List approved of Niki Tsongas in in the 2007 Fifth Congressional District special election.
Just a few weeks ago Annie Kuster announced to plan to run for the seat now held by Charlie Bass (R-NH). After a strong campaign – Kuster lost the open seat to Bass in 2010 by just 1.6% of the vote. It’s doubtful that she’ll have a primary opponent. Here’s her campaign website: http://kusterforcongress.com/
From today’s HuffingtonPost.com:
WASHINGTON — The Democratic political action committee Emily’s List jumped into the 2012 election Wednesday with its first round of approved candidates, announcing support for four women running for Congress: Lois Frankel (FL-22), Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-01), Ann McLane Kuster (NH-02) and Christie Vilsack (IA-04).
Being “on the list” doesn’t equate to a full endorsement, which comes with funding directly from the PAC. An organization focused on electing pro-choice Democratic women, Emily’s List also typically doesn’t make endorsements until early in the year of the election or late in the year before.
This early announcement is an attempt by the group to more fully engage its membership list, which it says is rapidly growing and now at more than 900,000 people, and to potentially gauge enthusiasm for the various candidates.
Read the full article here at HuffingtonPost.com.