Emily’s List paints Rubio as “most anti-woman” in GOP field of 2016 prospects

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A Democratic women’s group is trying to describe U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio as “the most anti-woman, anti-family candidate of the GOP field,” according to Time Magazine’s Swampland blog.

Emily’s List, an advocate group supporting Democratic women candidates, began the email messaging campaign as one of the first shots for a possible 2016 presidential run by Hillary Clinton.

Rubio is also drawing fire from women’s groups, because of the Florida conservative sponsoring a Senate bill banning abortions after 20 weeks. Pundits see this as an attempt by Rubio to get back in the good graces of the GOP hard-liners, after some perceived missteps in the Senate immigration debate.

Lately, the right wing of the party has distanced from Rubio slightly as a means of punishing him for taking the lead on immigration reform, which they see as amnesty for those who are in the U.S. illegally.  

Early attacks by the left could dissuade moderates from supporting Rubio.

For now, Rubio supporters are dismissing the charges as “silly.” They say the Senator comes from a large family of women, as well as having a wife and two daughters, and he is acutely aware of women’s issues.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.