Miller is a top Democratic target going into 2014 because of his reliably Republican votes, while Davis won by just over 1,000 votes this past cycle. Democrats believe they can topple him on another try. Webster and Young, too, were both hammered by Democrats in 2012 but managed to prevail, and the party has them atop its list of pickup opportunities for this next cycle.
“During the 2012 election, women voters from coast to coast rejected the Republican’s anti-woman agenda,” said Stephanie Schriock, EMILY's List president, in a statement. “But members of Congress like Capito, Davis, Miller, Webster, and Young, are doubling down on insane policies that would roll back the clock on women’s rights and opportunities."
She also says that none of the targeted lawmakers have co-sponsored the Violence Against Women Act and "support extreme anti-choice legislation."
EMILY's List spent millions this past cycle to elect progressive women to Congress, helping to boost the number of women in the Senate to an historic number and helping to elect 19 new female lawmakers to the House.