By Michael Rellahan, Daily Local News, 7/30/17
The news that a national organization dedicated to supporting female candidates who support pro-abortion positions has targeted U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello for defeat in the 2018 election came as no surprise to members of his campaign.
But the response offered was to call out the candidate that EMILY’s List has endorsed for the seat, Democrat Chrissy Houlahan for not taking public positions of the issues that the group attacked Costello for.
Last week, EMILY’s List announced that it is putting “on notice” 50 Republican candidates for the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate for having taken what it called “appallingly anti-woman, anti-family records.” The group promised to help defeat the incumbents — who include all three of the House members who represent districts in Chester County, in the 2018 midterm elections.
The effort, explained Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, “is a targeted opposition program. This group of Republicans has been particularly bad at supporting women and their families, not least with votes to defund Planned Parenthood.”…
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