EMILY's List adds 6 Republicans to list of 2014 targets

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The group added Reps. Joe Heck (Nev.), John Kline (Minn.), Tom Latham (Iowa), Tom Reed (N.Y.), Scott Tipton (Colo.) and David Valadao (Calif.) to its list, which now includes 11 targeted Republicans, all House incumbents except for New Jersey GOP Gov. Chris Christie.

"Representatives Heck, Kline, Latham, Reed, Tipton and Valadao have a record – in some cases years long – of voting for some of the most shocking anti-woman legislation in the country,” said Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, in a statement.

“Each one of them has proven there’s no limit to how far they’ll go to roll back the clock."

EMILY's List puts members "on notice" when they've amassed what the group considers to be a voting record on the wrong side of women's issues, and also when there's a potential Democratic female contender looking to run for the seat.

In a number of those districts, Democratic female candidates have already emerged. 

Against Heck, Democratic committeewoman Erin Bilbray-Kohn is considering a run, and is a top Democratic recruit. California local Councilwoman Fran Florez is contemplating a bid against Valadao, and State Sens. Angela Giron and Gail Schwartz are potential challengers for Tipton. Nonprofit CEO Sona Mehring recently announced her intentions to run for Kline's seat.

Any female Democratic candidates who do choose to run in these races are likely to receive the monetary and organizational support of EMILY's List for their bid.

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