EMILY's List, which helps elect Democratic women who favor abortion rights, is eager to support U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa's primary campaign against U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz.
Marcy Stech, national press secretary for EMILY's List, said the group does not endorse until after a candidate has formally declared. But she offered praise for Hanabusa:
Throughout her career, Colleen Hanabusa has always put the women and families of Hawaii first. Should she make her run official, the EMILY's List community would be thrilled to support another progressive woman leader from Hawaii in the U.S. Senate.