FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 6, 2012
NARAL Pro-Choice America Congratulates Denny Heck
Washington, D.C. – Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, congratulated Denny Heck for his successful win to represent Washington State’s newly drawn 10th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“I congratulate the Heck campaign on a job well done,” said Keenan. “Rep.-elect Heck will be a pro-choice champion fighting for women and ensuring that they have access to a wide range of reproductive-health services. This election was another opportunity for voters to stand up for elected officials - like Denny Heck - who protect our reproductive freedom and privacy. Beyond a shadow of a doubt, we can trust Heck to step in and protect these fundamental rights in the future. We, along with our affiliate NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, look forward to working with Denny Heck in the 113th Congress.”
NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC endorsed and contributed $7,500 to Denny Heck’s campaign for Congress.
During the 2012 election, 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.
For more information about NARAL Pro-Choice America’s electoral activities and information on other NARAL-endorsed candidates who also won their races.