2014 Endorsed Candidates

Lizbeth Benacquisto
Lizbeth Benacquisto | Florida's 19th District

The SBA List Candidate Fund’s first endorsement of the 2014 election cycle is Lizbeth Benacquisto, running in Florida's 19th congressional district. The special election primary will be held on April 22 with the general election on June 24. As we ramp up our efforts for the 2014 election cycle, this race is a critical opportunity to send an articulate, strong pro-life woman to Washington ahead of schedule. She has been endorsed by Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee. 

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Mimi Walters | California's 45th Congressional District

Mimi Walters was endorsed by the Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund on April 4th, 2014. Mimi currently represents California’s 37th District in the State Senate where she was first elected in 2008 following her time in the State Assembly, on the Laguna Niguel City Council, and as Mayor. A proud pro-life woman, Walters earned a 100% rating from the California Pro-Life Council for her time in the California State Assembly and Senate. Prior to serving in elected office, Walters professional career included seven years of service as an investment executive at a major banking firm. In her effort to bolster female leadership, she founded the California Women’s Leadership Association and serves on the Board of the National Association of Women Business Owners. 

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Wendy Rogers | Arizona's 9th Congressional District

Wendy Rogers was endorsed by the Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund on April 4th, 2014. Wendy is a retired Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Air Force and small business owner who became one of the first 100 female pilots in the U.S. Air Force. Her exceptional record of service to our country has prepared her to fight for the unborn and their mothers in the U.S. Congress. She has been endorsed by SBA List-backed pro-life incumbents Reps. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) and Diane Black (R-TN) and her primary will be held on August 26th.

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Ann Clemmer | Arkansas's 2nd Congressional District

Ann Clemmer was endorsed by the Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund on April 3rd, 2014. First elected to the Arkansas House in 2008, Ann Clemmer was the lead sponsor of historic legislation to protect babies beginning at 12 weeks. She is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and is the former president of the Arkansas Political Science Association. Her primary will be held on May 20th.

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Joni Ernst | U.S. Senate, Iowa

Joni Ernst was endorsed by the Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund on April 3rd, 2014. Senator Ernst was first elected to the Iowa Senate in 2011 and serves as Assistant Minority Leader. In addition, she serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Iowa Army National Guard and served one tour of duty during Operation Iraqi Freedom. She has received the endorsements of incumbent Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and former Gov. Sarah Palin. Reynolds and Palin were both previously endorsed by the SBA List Candidate Fund.

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Marilinda Garcia | New Hampshire's 2nd Congressional District

Marilinda Garcia was endorsed by the Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund on April 3rd, 2014. Elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2007, Marilinda Garcia is currently serving her fourth term. Previously, she worked for three years as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused and neglected children in New Hampshire’s District Court. She has served as the Northeast Regional director for the National Foundation of Women Legislators and on the Advisory Board of the American Council of Young Political Leaders.

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Tricia Pridemore | Georgia's 11th Congressional District

The Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund endorsed Tricia Pridemore on April 3rd, 2014. Tricia Pridemore and her husband started a marketing automation software company that they grew into a multi-million dollar organization servicing the nation’s leading Fortune 500 companies. In 2011, Pridemore was appointed the Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development. Pridemore successfully designed and implemented innovative strategies to drive economic growth, putting roughly 100,000 Georgians back to work. On March 3, Tricia Pridemore became the first federal candidate in Georgia to qualify for the Republican Primary. 

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Bobby Schilling | Illinois' 17th Congressional District

Bobby Schilling was endorsed by the Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund on March 26, 2014. Bobby  is an Illinois native and owner of Saint Giuseppe’s Heavenly Pizza in Moline, Illinois. He and his wife Christie have been married for 27 years and together they have 10 children. In 2012, he defeated pro-abortion incumbent Congressman Phil Hare. Rep. Schilling consistently opposed taxpayer funding of abortion and fought taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood. His opponent Rep. Cheri Bustos has been endorsed by EMILY’s List and holds a 0% rating with the National Right to Life Committee. Schilling and Bustos will face off in the November 4, 2014 general election. 

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Donna Sheldon | Georgia's 10th Congressional District

Donna Sheldon was endorsed by the Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund on March 24, 2014. State Representative Donna Sheldon was first elected to the Georgia State House in 2002 where she has served as the Chair of the House Majority Caucus since 2009. A wife and mother of two, Sheldon has also been a small business owner for more than 12 years. She has been endorsed by Speaker David Ralston, Speaker Pro Tem Jan Jones, and Majority Leader Larry O’Neal. Her primary will be held on May 20, 2014.

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Mia Love | Utah's 4th Congressional District

Mia Love was endorsed by the Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund on March 12th, 2014. Mia Love currently serves as the Mayor of Saratoga Springs, UT. Born in New York to Haitian immigrants, Mia Love says she has lived the “American dream” and has committed her life to giving back.The primary election for Love’s race is June 24. The SBA List previously endorsed Mia Love in her 2012 bid for Congress. If elected, she will be the first African-American Republican woman elected to Congress.

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