FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 6, 2012
NARAL Pro-Choice America Applauds Chris Murphy on Key Senate Win
Washington, D.C. – Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, congratulated Sen.-elect Chris Murphy on his win to represent Connecticut in the U.S. Senate.
“Sen.-elect Murphy is a steadfast, longtime champion for reproductive freedom,” said Keenan. “Despite the misleading claims of his opponent, voters in Connecticut were not fooled. Sen.-elect Murphy was the only fully pro-choice candidate in this race and women can count on him to defend their constitutional rights always. We, along with our affiliate NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut, look forward to continuing work with him as he joins the U.S. Senate.”
NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC endorsed and contributed $10,000 to Rep. Chris Murphy’s campaign for U.S. Senate.
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 information on other NARAL-endorsed candidates who also won their races.