FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 6, 2012
Sean Patrick Maloney’s Win Moves Anti-Choice U.S. Seat into the Pro-Choice Column
Washington, D.C. – Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, congratulated Sean Patrick Maloney on his successful bid to unseat incumbent Nan Hayworth to represent New York’s 18th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“I congratulate Sean Patrick Maloney’s campaign on a job well done,” said Keenan. “Rep.-elect Maloney strongly believes in a woman’s right to choose and New Yorkers can rely on him to protect their rights. We were proud to support Maloney’s campaign and we, along with our affiliate NARAL Pro-Choice New York, look forward to working together in the 113th Congress.”
NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC contributed $5,000 to Sean Patrick Maloney’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.