EMILY's List raises record amount in first four months of 2013

EMILY's List raised $7.3 million in the first four months of 2013, a record for that period in the pro-abortion rights group's nearly three-decade existence. The group also tallied more donors than ever in the same time period. 

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The $7.3 million represents the total sum raised by the federal, non-federal and super-PAC divisions of EMILY's List, which is dedicated to electing Democratic women who support abortion rights. 

The amount is significantly more than the $4.6 million the group raised at this point in 2011, according to figures shared exclusively with The Hill. 

More than 57,000 donors have given to EMILY's List this year, a 38 percent increase from the same period in 2011. 

EMILY's List raised a record-breaking $52.2 million during the 2012 cycle.

Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List, said the group's record numbers reflect sustained enthusiasm following the 2012 cycle, which saw historic numbers of women elected to Congress in both the House and Senate.

“EMILY’s List has seen unprecedented enthusiasm to elect more women, building on the momentum coming out of our historic 2012 cycle. As we look to elect more women mayors, governors and our first woman President, we are thrilled to capture the overwhelming support from our growing community,” she said.

The fundraising totals are particularly significant as they are higher than this same point in 2007, during a presidential cycle when Hillary Clinton was gearing up for her White House run.

The group is already planning an active 2014 cycle. It just named six female Democratic House candidates "On the List," an early indication its keeping an eye on their candidacies and a precursor to a possible endorsement. Earlier this month, EMILY's List also launched an effort to elect a female president, stirring speculation surrounding Clinton's potential 2016 bid.