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Emily’s List Endorses Allyson Schwartz for Governor of Pennsylvania

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call(HARRISBURG, Penn.) -- Emily’s List is backing Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.) in her bid for governor of Pennsylvania, making their first endorsement of the 2014 gubernatorial cycle.

The group, known for backing female Democratic candidates who support abortion rights, is supporting Schwartz in her bid against Republican Gov. Tom Corbett.

“Allyson Schwartz has an incredible track record of fighting for the women and families of Pennsylvania. Now it’s time for her to take that experience and dedication all the way to the governor’s mansion, where she will help get Pennsylvanians back to work, protect access to healthcare, and fight for seniors and veterans,” Stephanie Schriock, president of Emily’s List, said in a statement.

In her statement, Schriock noted that they have been supporting Schwartz for “more than a decade,” adding, “We’re thrilled to be a part of her campaign to become Pennsylvania’s first woman governor.”

Schwartz, the only female member of Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation, currently represents the 13th congressional district of Pennsylvania and is serving her fifth term. She represents Montgomery County and Northeast Philadelphia in Congress. Schwartz announced her gubernatorial campaign last month and, as Schriock noted, she would be the first female governor of the state.

Earlier this month Emily’s List launched a “Madam President” campaign with the goal of electing a female president in 2016.

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Condolences Pour In Following Geraldine Ferraro's Death

Brian Ach/WireImage(WASHINGTON) -- Following the death of former congresswoman and vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro on Saturday, President Barack Obama along and several others expressed their condolences to Ferraro’s family.

President Obama said that he and First Lady Michelle Obama were saddened to learn about the death of Ferraro, and that Ferraro would be remembered as a trailblazer who broke down barriers for women and Americans of all walks of life.

“Whether it was as a public school teacher, assistant district attorney, Member of Congress, or candidate for Vice President, Geraldine fought to uphold America's founding ideals of equality, justice, and opportunity for all,” President Obama said in a statement.  “And as our Ambassador to the UN Human Rights Commission, she stood up for those ideals around the world.”

Former Alaska Governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin offered her condolences to Ferraro’s family as well. Palin also described Ferraro as being someone who broke down barriers, and said that the world will miss Ferraro.

“When I had the honor of working alongside Geraldine on election night last year, we both discussed the role of women in politics and our excited expectation that someday that final glass ceiling would be shattered by the election of a woman president,” Palin said.

Former President George H.W. Bush said both he and his wife, Barbara, are saddened by Ferraro’s death. President Bush said although he and Ferraro were one-time political opponents, he was happy to have become friends with Ferraro over time.

Also issuing a statement was Ellen Malcolm, founder and chairperson of EMILY’s List, a group dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women to political office, and which backed Ferraro in her run for office.

“Geraldine was so tough, and so much fun – and she fought her disease with the same toughness, charm and positive attitude that she showed as a political leader,” Malcolm said. “We’ll miss her, and continue to think about her with every new woman who runs.”

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