Chris Giunchigliani, Democratic candidate for governor, applauds during the Power to the Polls rally kicking off a nationwide voter registration tour at Sam Boyd Stadium on Sunday, Jan 21, 2018.(Jeff Scheid/The Nevada Independent)

A national pro-choice political group is distributing mail pieces supporting the candidacy of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris Giunchigliani.

Copies of at least two mail pieces sent by an organization affiliated to EMILY’s List and obtained by The Nevada Independent show the national group taking steps to bolster Giunchigliani’s candidacy with less than a month before the primary election.

The mail pieces were sent by a PAC called “Women Vote!,” which is registered to an employee of EMILY’s List and last updated its registration with the secretary of state earlier this month. A spokeswoman for EMILY’s List said the two were part of a 10-piece mail program supporting Giunchiglinai.

The two mail pieces tout the Clark County commissioner’s “progressive” bonafides, and note her support for progressive positions such as raising the state’s minimum wage and making birth control “more accessible.”

EMILY’s List endorsed Giunchigliani in January 2018, with organization President Stephanie Schriock calling her a “fierce leader and strong champion for Nevada women and families.” Schriock is also scheduled to headline a fundraiser for Giunchiglinai on May 19.

Giunchigliani’s campaign has also been bolstered by help from another outside group — the Nevada State Education Association, which launched a 7-figure ad buy earlier in May supporting her and attacking primary opponent Steve Sisolak.

Disclosure: NSEA, Steve Sisolak and Chris Giunchigliani have donated to The Nevada Independent. You can see a full list of donors here.

INDY FAST FACTS Steve Sisolak Job: Clark County commission chairman Party: Democrat In current office: 2009-present Commission chairman since 2013 Birthdate: December 26, 1953 Education: University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee (B.S.) University of Nevada, Las Vegas (M.B.A.) Other public offices held: Nevada System of Higher Education Regent (1999-2009) Total donations: $9,643,393 (1/12/11-5/31/18) Top donors: MGM Resorts International $174,359 Station Casinos/Zuffa: $90,000 Las Vegas Sands $75,000 Fidelity National $61,600 Marnell Companies LLC $55,000
INDY FAST FACTS Chris Giunchigliani Job: Clark County Commissioner Party: Democrat In current office: 2007-present Birthdate: November 27, 1954 Education: Avila College (B.A.) University of Nevada, Las Vegas (M.A.) Other public offices held: State Assemblywoman, District 9 (1991-2006) Total donations: $2,895,818 (5/08/13-6/7/18) Top donors: Giunchigliani (Chris, Jeanne, JM, Larry, Myrna, Ellen): $65,000 MGM Resorts International $43,165 Caesars Entertainment $35,000 Buck and Aurora Wong $30,000 South Point Hotel & Casino/F&M Advertising $30,000
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