FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 6, 2012
NARAL Pro-Choice America Congratulates Rep. Ed Perlmutter on His Re-Election
Washington, D.C. – Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, congratulated Rep. Ed Perlmutter on his successful bid to continue to represent Colorado’s 7th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“I would like to applaud the Perlmutter campaign for its win,” said Keenan. “Rep. Perlmutter has been a steadfast champion for reproductive rights. We along with our affiliate NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado look forward to continuing to work with him in the upcoming years to ensure that women—not politicians—make the personal, private decisions that are best for them and their families.”
NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC endorsed and contributed $7,500 to Rep. Ed Perlmutter’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.