EMILY's List puts five GOP frosh 'on notice'

The Democratic group EMILY's List launched its first wave of 2012 politicking on Tuesday, serving "notice" against five GOP freshmen that they would be targeted for reelection.

EMILY's List, a group dedicated to supporting Democratic women candidates who support abortion rights, selected a set of five Republicans, each from different states, and each of whom have a major, Democratic woman candidate to have entered the race.

Reps. Charlie Bass (N.H.), Chip Cravaack (Minn.), Paul Gosar (Ariz.), Joe Heck (Nev.) and Allen West (Fla.) were the five GOP lawmakers put "on notice."

“These Republican freshmen ran saying they’d focus on jobs,” said EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock. “But when they got to office they pulled a bait-and-switch on voters. Instead of creating jobs, they’ve worked tirelessly on an anti-woman, anti-family agenda that takes away women’s rights and freedoms.

All five of the Republicans represent competitive districts and are sure to face top-tier challengers.

The abortion-rights group, a big election spender, is sure to expand its target list. But for now, it had a warning for the early GOP targets.

“Voters are feeling major buyers’ remorse. And considering the strong female Democratic talent in their districts, we’re putting these guys on notice," Schriock said. "Clean up your act, or it’s going to be a lousy election day for you.”

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