EMILY’s List backs Hochul, Slaughter for reelection

"Kathy Hochul and Louise Slaughter are both strong, Democratic women with the experience and leadership New York needs in Washington," EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock said in a statement.

Hochul, who was elected in 2011 in a special election, saw her path to her first full term made more difficult by a new congressional map that drew more Republicans into her district.

Slaughter faces a challenge from Republican Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks. The 82-year-old congresswoman is recovering from breaking her leg earlier in April.