FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 6, 2012
NARAL Pro-Choice America Congratulates Joe Garcia
Washington, D.C. – Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, congratulated her organization’s PAC-endorsed candidate Joe Garcia on his successful bid to represent Florida’s 26th District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“I would like to congratulate the Garcia campaign on a job well done,” said Keenan. “As a proud father to his daughter, Gabriela, Rep.-elect Garcia understands the importance of defending a woman’s right to choose and protecting access to basic health care. We were proud to support Garcia’s campaign and, as he joins the 113th Congress, we look forward to working with him to uphold America’s pro-choice values.”
NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC contributed $5,000 to Joe Garcia’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.
Get more information about NARAL Pro-Choice America’s electoral activities and other NARAL-endorsed candidates who also won their races.