For Immediate Release
February 1, 2018
Kevin Nicholson Won't Stand Up for Women's Health
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Wisconsin Republican Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson's political expediency is once again on full display. After facing attacks over his Democratic operative past and reversing his previous position to push an anti-choice agenda, Nicholson is now trying to 'moderate' his position. Christina Reynolds, vice president of communications at EMILY’s List, released the following statement:
"Years ago, Republican Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson was once a Democratic operative who pledged a 'strong partnership' with our organization to help elect pro-choice Democratic women. But when his past caught heat from his fellow conservative Senate primary opponents, Nicholson switched gears and bragged that he was 'strongly pro-life' in a desperate attempt to save his GOP candidacy."
"Now, apparently Nicholson's polls and consultants are telling him that he needs to 'moderate' himself. Wisconsin women can't trust a candidate to stand up for their health care and their rights when he changes his tune with every new poll he conducts."
EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $500 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making them one of the most successful political organizations ever. Our grassroots community of over five million members helps Democratic women wage competitive campaigns – and win. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research the issues that impact women and families, and turn out women voters. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 116 women to the House, 23 to the Senate, 12 governors, and over 800 to state and local office. Forty percent of the candidates EMILY’s List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Since the 2016 election, thousands of women and counting have reached out to us about running for office. To harness this energy, EMILY’s List has launched Run to Win, an unprecedented effort to get more women to run at the local, state, and national levels.