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Emily's List backs Nanette Barragan, signaling heated House race in L.A. area

Emily's List backs Nanette Barragan, signaling heated House race in L.A. area

Emily's List, a nationally prominent backer of female Democratic candidates, is endorsing attorney Nanette Barragan for an open Los Angeles area House seat, giving the relatively unknown candidate a potential boost in credibility and fundraising. The endorsement, announced Friday morning in Washington, provides another indication that the race to succeed Rep. Janice Hahn (D-San Pedro) in next year's election is likely to spark a hard-fought brawl between members of the same party that will last right up through the 2016 general election. Barragan "has dedicated her career to public service...and has fought to give women and families a fair shot,"  Emily's...

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