BOISE, IDAHO — EMILY’s List, the country’s largest organization that supports women seeking public office, endorsed U.S. Senate nominee Paulette Jordan in her bid to unseat Republican incumbent senator, Jim Risch.
“EMILY’s List is proud to endorse Paulette Jordan for U.S. Senate in Idaho. Paulette is a trailblazer who has broken barriers as the first woman in Idaho and first Native American woman in U.S. history to be nominated to run for governor by a major political party,” said Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List. “After driving record turnout for her candidacy in 2018, she is running to serve Idaho in the U.S. Senate. Paulette is an experienced and visionary leader who will serve as a voice for rural and marginalized communities that are too often left out of the conversation. We are confident that Paulette will fight to protect affordable health care and working families in Washington, and we look forward to electing her this fall.”
In receiving EMILY’s List’s endorsement, Jordan said:
“This is the first time EMILY’s List has endorsed a candidate for federal office in Idaho, which is a huge honor. I’m deeply grateful for the support of this important organization and all their good work to achieve a government that reflects the people it serves. Currently women make up only a quarter of the Senate, despite being over half of the U.S. population. I greatly appreciate the attention we are attracting both locally and nationally with our message of establishing balance and a people-first policy. We are poised to make history this year in electing Idaho’s first female senator and the country’s first Native American woman in the U.S. Senate. With critical support like this, we will.”
Paulette Jordan’s message is “People First Policy,” emphasizing health care, economic recovery, stewardship of land, and increased federal fiscal discipline and accountability. She is endorsed by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. More information about Jordan’s campaign for the U.S. Senate can be found at her website www.pauletteforsenate.com