FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 6, 2012
Pro-Choice Champion Rep. Carol Shea-Porter to Return to Congress
Washington, D.C. – Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, congratulated Rep. Carol Shea-Porter on her successful bid to represent New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“We are thrilled to welcome Rep.-elect Shea-Porter back to Congress,” said Keenan. “She is a strong champion for reproductive freedom and New Hampshire voters wisely elected her to represent them, rejecting the past two years’ legislative attacks on choice.”
NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC endorsed and contributed $10,000 to Rep. Carol Shea-Porter’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.
Rachel Boyer, 202.973.3032