Campaign capsule: Watson Coleman endorsed by Democratic women's PAC in Congressional bid

EWING -- Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman on Tuesday received the endorsement of a pro-women's choice political action committee in her campaign to replace U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-12th Dist.) in Congress.

EMILY's List, which aims to help elect pro-choice Democratic women, cited Watson Coleman's stance on obtaining pay equity and affordable health care for women in announcing their support.

"Bonnie Watson Coleman has always stood on the frontlines in the ongoing battle for women's rights," EMILY's List president Stephanie Schirock said in a news release. "Bonnie has always been vocal that we need to end wage discrimination and make sure that all women have access to affordable health care coverage. She has always been the first in line to roll up her sleeves to do the work to achieve these goals."

Watson Coleman is opposed by Republican candidate Alieta Eck, a Franklin Township physician who previously ran in the 2013 special U.S. Senate primary election.

"Every day, women are continuing to assume leadership roles in politics and throughout the private sector and it is critically important that we continue to push to allow for all women to have the right to earn the same salary as a man and to have access to affordable health care coverage, including birth control," Watson Coleman said.

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