The force behind EMILY’s List

July 13, 2013

By EMILY SCHULTHEIS for POLITICO – Ask around about EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock and two things become clear: She delivers results and isn’t afraid to knock heads in the process.

In the three years since she took the helm of the group that works to elect Democratic women, Schriock has grown its membership five-fold while helping to bring a record number of women to Congress in 2012. Combined with her earlier work to elect Sens. Al Franken and Jon Tester in a pair of challenging states for Democrats, Schriock has established herself as an A-list operative — one who’s expected play a significant role in the 2014 midterms and perhaps in 2016, for Hillary Clinton or another candidate.

There’s also buzz that Schriock could run for Senate — speculation that’s likely to grow after former Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer’s surprise announcement Saturday that he won’t run for retiring Democratic Sen. Max Baucus’s seat next year.

Franken praised Schriock’s political savvy and people skills; others said the 40-year-old Montana native’s willingness to take names stood out.

via The force behind EMILY’s List – Emily Schultheis –