December 18, 2013 at 2:18 pm EST | by Staff reports
EMILY’s List backs Heather Mizeur
Heather Mizeur, Delman Coates, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Maryland, Maryland House of Delegates, Democratic Party, gay news, Washington Blade

EMILY’s List on Dec. 13 announced it would encourage its members to contribute to Heather Mizeur’s Maryland gubernatorial campaign. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

WASHINGTON—EMILY’s List on Dec. 13 announced it would encourage its members to contribute to Maryland gubernatorial candidate Heather Mizeur’s campaign.

“Heather Mizeur is a progressive powerhouse who will fight for the rights of Maryland’s women and working families from day one,” said EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock in a statement.

Mizeur’s campaign in a Dec. 13 e-mail to supporters described the announcement from the PAC with more than three million members that support pro-choice Democratic women who run for office as “a game changer.”

The Montgomery County Democrat represents Silver Spring and Takoma Park in the Maryland House of Delegates. Mizeur, who tapped Rev. Delman Coates of Mount Ennon Baptist Church in Clinton as her running mate last month, could become the country’s first elected openly gay governor if voters next year elect her to succeed Gov. Martin O’Malley.

Mizeur earlier this month announced she would accept public campaign funding in the Democratic primary.

She is the first Maryland gubernatorial candidate to use this system since 1994.

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