The new candidates "On the List" are Alma Adams, running for the Democratic nomination in what could be an open seat if Rep. Mel Watt (D-N.C.) is confirmed as director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, former state Sen. Staci Appel, challenging Rep. Tom Latham (R-Iowa), Democratic national committeewoman Erin Bilbray, challenging Rep. Joe Heck (R-Nev.), former state Rep. Pam Byrnes, challenging Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.), State Sen. Emily Cain, running in what's likely to be Maine's open 2nd district, and Elisabeth Jensen, challenging Rep. Andy Barr (R-Ky.).
“Americans across the country have made it clear that they are ready for women’s leadership, and the EMILY’s List community – now two million members from coast to coast – should get to know these six rising stars,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List, in a statement.
“Alma, Staci, Erin, Pam, Emily, and Elisabeth are all smart, tough leaders who have tackled diverse challenges in their communities. They have what it takes to stand up to anti-woman Republicans, and move us forward with real solutions to our nation’s biggest problems, and we’re thrilled to support them during the early days of their campaigns," she added.
--This story has been updated to reflect the fact that EMILY's List elects pro-abortion-rights candidates.