Emily’s List, an organization that aims to help elect women who support reproductive rights, has endorsed “ex-Orlando police chief Val Demings” in her run for Florida’s eighth congressional district.

According to the group’s recent press release:

“The entire EMILY’s List community is proud to support them as they stand up to the Republican’s war on women,” EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock said in a statement. “After the stunning victories by Kathy Hochul in New York and Janice Hahn in California, it’s clear Democratic women have the momentum and our members are more energized than ever to win back the House.”

Emily’s List has already endorsed another candidate in Florida: The group gave its backing to former West Palm Beach Mayor Lois Frankel in her race to replace Rep. Allen West, R-Fort Lauderdale.

According to the group, “in the 2009-2010 cycle, EMILY’s List raised more than $38.5 million.”

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