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US women's group 'Emily's List' launches 'Madam President' campaign

Source : ANI
Last Updated: Fri, May 03, 2013 10:01 hrs

Women's group Emily's List has launched a "Madam President" campaign, even though the presidential primaries won't get fully underway for more than a year.

Emily's List, which is known for backing female Democratic candidates that support abortion rights, said they will get an early start and head to the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire, reports ABC News.

Hillary Clinton had said she put millions of cracks in the glass ceiling with her 2008 bid for the Democratic Presidential nomination. Emily's List will make sure that glass ceiling is shattered in 2016, regardless of whether Clinton runs or not.

They plan to hold town halls to engage voters there to get ready for a woman on the campaign trail and the Oval Office, as well as using the energy and resources of their two million members. They are also launching a six-figure digital buy to reach women online.

Emily's List president Stephanie Schriock said they do not know if Clinton is going to run, but said she are hopeful that she may.

Schriock said Clinton would be in an "incredible position" if she jumps into the race.

Emily's List rolled out their own polling at the event that showed the country is ready for a woman president no matter the candidate.

Schriock named some names of other possible woman candidates, like Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius , Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Former Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. , and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY.

She wouldn't say if the group is actively trying to recruit anyone. (ANI)




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