Former Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (R-Colo.) has signed on as project director of the anti-abortion Susan B. Anthony List as part of a new program targeting vulnerable pro-abortion rights Members of Congress.
We are going to say very clearly these votes have consequences, Musgrave said.
Musgrave, who lost her House seat to Democrat Betsy Markey in the 2008 elections, will focus on building grass-roots support and fundraising for the group.
Leaders of the Susan B. Anthony List called the project the most aggressive effort in existence, citing its early mobilization as a key factor for its success.
This is a program that will keep a few people awake at night, group President Marjorie Dannensfelser said. Its not okay to articulate a position and talk in a certain fashion in your district and then do something very different when you are in Washington.
Dannensfelser declined to name any particular Members they would target or how much money they were putting toward the effort.
The group raised nearly $7 million in the 2008 election cycle.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.