The Hill reports today that several Hispanix groups, along with Emily’s List, have pledged a total of $250,000 in IE spending on behalf of Joseline Pena-Melnyk in CD4.
A group of influential Hispanic and women’s rights organizations committed $100,000 Thursday to the campaign of Joseline Peña-Melnyk, a former federal prosecutor running to replace outgoing Rep. Donna Edwards.
Edwards, a Democrat, is pursuing the Maryland Senate seat being left vacant by retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D).
The groups supporting Dominican-born Peña-Melnyk’s Congressional campaign — the Latino Victory Fund, CHC BOLD PAC, and EMILY’s List’s voter mobilization and education project, WOMEN VOTE! — have so far committed $250,000.
“Joseline is a hard-working leader with an impressive public service career who has fought for Maryland’s working families and for an inclusive community. She is a fearless individual who will speak up for what is right and work tirelessly to deliver for her constituents,” said Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.), Chairman of CHC BOLD PAC.
César Blanco, political director of the Latino Victory Fund, said, “We are proud to support her and help elect the first Dominican to Congress.”