EMILY’s List on Wednesday put the organization’s full backing behind East Moline Alderman Cheri Bustos in Illinois’ 17th district and former Orlando Police Chief Val Demings in Florida’s 8th district.
Bustos faces a competitive primary to win the nod to challenge freshman Republican Rep. Bobby Schilling. It’s unclear whether Demings will face a similar scenario because Florida is not expected to finish its new Congressional map until next year.
EMILY’s List, a campaign organization that backs Democratic women who support abortion rights, has endorsed seven House candidates so far for the November 2012 elections.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.