FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 6, 2012
NARAL Pro-Choice America Congratulates Lois Frankel
Washington, D.C. – Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, congratulated Lois Frankel for her successful bid to represent Florida’s 22nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“I applaud the Frankel campaign for a great win,” said Keenan. “Rep.-elect Frankel is a strong pro-choice leader and will serve her constituents extremely well. As Rep.-elect Frankel joins the 113th Congress, we are confident she will defend a woman’s right to choose and we look forward to working with her.”
NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC endorsed and contributed $10,000 to Lois Frankel’s campaign for Congress.
During the 2012 election cycle, NARAL Pro-Choice America and NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC spent more than $3.3 million to support President Obama, incumbent pro-choice senators and congressional representatives and challengers running in states and districts throughout the country. This amount includes more than $700,000 in direct contributions to federal candidates and committees; nearly $200,000 on member communications; and more than $1.3 million on independent-expenditure activity.
NARAL Pro-Choice America’s independent expenditure program included mail, phones, television, and Internet advertising to reach 338,020 targeted pro-choice Obama defector voters in 25 counties within nine battleground states: CO, FL, IA, NC, NH, NV, OH, VA, WI. These “defectors” are women voters who supported President Obama in 2008, but were unsure or not planning to support his re-election.
For more information about NARAL Pro-Choice America’s electoral activities and information on other NARAL-endorsed candidates who also won their races.