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.
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.