FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 8, 2010
NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC Adds Five Top Races to Endorsement List for 2010 Cycle
Washington, DC – Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, announced that her organization's political action committee's latest round of endorsements includes two pro-choice incumbents, two candidates challenging anti-choice incumbents, and a candidate seeking to keep an open seat in the pro-choice column.
NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC endorsed and contributed $2,500 each to pro-choice incumbent Reps. Gary Peters in Michigan's 9th District and David Wu in Oregon's 1st District.
The PAC endorsed and contributed $5,000 each to the campaigns of two physicians challenging anti-choice incumbents: Ami Bera against Rep. Dan Lungren in California's 3rd District and Manan Trivedi, who also is an Iraq war veteran, against Rep. Jim Gerlach in Pennsylvania's 6th District.
In an open-seat contest, NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC contributed $2,500 to Denny Heck's primary campaign in his bid to succeed retiring pro-choice Rep. Brian Baird in Washington's 3rd District.
"These endorsements reflect our goal of protecting the pro-choice gains we've made in the last two election cycles, while working to defeat anti-choice politicians who vote against women's freedom and privacy," Keenan said. "We will make sure that voters know which candidates support a woman's ability to make the personal, private decisions that are best for her and her family. The choice is clear in these five races as well as many others across the country."
Overall, NARAL Pro-Choice America's political program has helped produce enormous gains for pro-choice forces in Congress, including the combined net gain of 44 pro-choice seats in the House and nine new pro-choice senators in the 2006 and 2008 election cycles. In its 2008 post-election analysis, National Journal ranked NARAL Pro-Choice America second among the nation's top 21 political organizations for its impressive win rate among endorsed congressional candidates in hotly contested races.