Ready to break another glass ceiling, this time in the Keystone State? With Rep. Allyson Schwartz’s decision to challenge extremist, anti-choice Gov. Tom Corbett, the EMILY’s List community has the opportunity help elect Pennsylvania’s first woman governor – while working to correct the dearth of Democratic women governors nationwide.
A first-generation American ready to be Pennsylvania’s first woman governor
An extremist Republican incumbent with serious baggage
A costly primary and a “knock-down, drag-out” general election
Good news, we don’t have to wait until 2014 to have more than one pro-choice Democratic woman governor in the country. Raised in a working-class family in Nutley, New Jersey, attorney and mother of six Barbara Buono knows what it’s like for families struggling to get ahead. Her progressive -- and impressive -- record on jobs, education, and fiscal responsibility is much more in line with Garden State voters than that of anti-choice, extremist Gov.
Deep roots in the Garden State
A history-making leader who’s delivered for New Jersey
A bombastic opponent on the wrong side of the issues
Sen. Kay Hagan engineered a remarkable feat in 2008, unseating Elizabeth Dole in one of the biggest upsets of the election. But North Carolina is a tough state for Democrats, and Kay is highly vulnerable in 2014. In fact, Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS has already launched an advertising blitz against her!
A top GOP target already under attack
A staunch defender of equal rights and civil liberties