EMILY's List adds three to its "On the List" program

EMILY's List added three more female congressional candidates to its "On the List" program Tuesday.

Democratic contenders Tarryl Clark (Minn.), Kate Marshall (Nev.) and Elizabeth Esty (Conn.) will have the support of the powerful political action committee.

“The best way to beat the Republican war on women is to send more Democratic women to Congress,” EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock said in a statement. “Great candidates like Tarryl Clark, Kate Marshall and Elizabeth Esty are getting an early start on their 2012 campaigns and the EMILY’s List community is proud to stand with them and put them ‘On the List.’"

Clark is running against Rep. Chip Cravaack (R) in Minnesota's 8th district. Cravaack defeated 18-term Democratic incumbent Jim Oberstar last year and this is a seat Democrats would like to avenge.

Marshall is running in the special election Sept. 13 for Sen. Dean Heller's (R) former House seat, and has the Democratic field to herself after Jill Derby, a former state education official, dropped out of the race and endorsed Marshall.

Esty is running for the open seat in Connecticut's 5th district that was vacated by Democratic Senate candidate Chris Murphy.

EMILY’s List raised more than $38.5 million during the 2009-2010 election cycle, and has over 900,000 members across the country.

This is its second round of women the PAC has promoted for this election cycle. Earlier, it announced support for Florida candidate Lois Frankel, who's challenging Republican Rep. Allen West;  second-term Rep. Ann Kirkpatrck (D-Ariz.); New Hampshire candidate Ann McLane Kuster, who ran a close race against Rep. Charlie Bass (R-N.H.) last year and is challenging him again; and former Iowa first lady Christie Vilsack, who is running against Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa).

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