Well, it's about time! EMILY'S LIST has gotten off the the fence and endorsed Annette Taddeo for Congress in FL-18.
Yes, I can see why in the abstract it might be hard for a feminist group to come out against a senior woman in the House. But in this case, given just how bad Ileana Ros-Lehtinen's record is on women's issues, it should have been easy.
Here's the key part of the EMILY'S LIST's announcement:
Annette Taddeo, Florida’s 18th Congressional District
A small business owner and a community leader, Annette Taddeo is running for Congress because she believes South Florida needs a new beginning. As founder and CEO of LanguageSpeak, Taddeo has a 15 year track record as a successful businesswoman and was named Businesswoman of the Year by the South Florida Business Journal and one of the top 50 Latina entrepreneurs in the country by Hispanic Magazine. Taddeo is also a strong advocate for women as the chair of the Women’s Enterprise National Council’s Leadership Forum and a National Founding Partner and member of the executive board of WIPP —Women Impacting Public Policy. Taddeo’s priorities reflect the values of the 18th district. She has already raised more than every recent Democratic challenger in this seat combined and the district is seeing historic increases in Democratic voter registration. Annette Taddeo’s leadership, experience, and dedication to her community will make her a valuable voice for the working families she will represent in Congress.
This is a very big deal for the Taddeo campaign — and it means that Debbie Wasserman Schultz is now virtually isolated in her failure to get on the Taddeo bandwagon. Wasserman Schultz Must Support Taddeo. Come on Debbie — time is running out. We're waiting.
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bah, two women makes the choice too easy. the real interesting endorsement would have been if annette were a man but rated well on women’s issues. Do you duppose he would have gotten the nod?