Earlier today EMILY’s List, the largest organization dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women, announced it has fully endorsed the campaign of Democratic State Rep. Kelda Roys, who is hoping to win the U.S. House of Representatives seat currently held Democratic Rep. Tammy Baldwin in Wisconsin’s second Congressional district.
“Kelda knows that the women of Wisconsin want to put an end to the persistent attacks on women’s health, and want a bold progressive who will focus on expanding opportunities for them and their families,” and said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List. “Kelda is a leader for the next generation with an already rich history of community advocacy and defending reproductive rights. We can’t wait to see the torch passed from Rep. Tammy Baldwin to Wisconsin State Assembly member Kelda Roys.”
EMILY’s List has long been a strong supporter of Rep. Baldwin, and that group’s decision to fully endorse State Rep. Roys should come as no surprise, given she’s the only woman running to succeed Rep. Baldwin.
In response to her campaign’s full endorsement by EMILY’s List, State Rep. Roys issued the following statement:
“I am extremely grateful for the confidence that EMILY’s List has in me and my ability to win this race. EMILY’s List’s full endorsement represents an important milestone in this race. This endorsement not only reflects their belief that I am the leader best able to stand up to Tea Party Republicans and their relentless assault on women. It also means that we have built a campaign organization that can and will win in August and November,” said Rep. Roys.
While today’s announcement of a full endorsement by EMILY’s List of State Rep. Roys’ campaign is certainly news, it’s not shocking, and I don’t see it being a “game changer” in the race in the second Congressional district.