FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 6, 2012
Horsford Win Represents a Pro-Choice Pick-Up in the U.S. House
Washington, D.C. – Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, congratulated Steve Horsford for his successful bid to represent Nevada’s newly drawn 4th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“I congratulate Steve Horsford’s campaign for a job well done,” said Keenan. “Rep.-elect Horsford’s win represents a crucial victory for women’s reproductive rights. Voters have become tired of the legislative attacks on our freedoms and privacy and are ready for a change. We were proud to support Horsford’s campaign and help send another pro-choice leader to Congress.”
NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC endorsed and contributed $10,000 to Steve Horsford’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.
For more information about NARAL Pro-Choice America’s electoral activities and information on other NARAL-endorsed candidates who also won their races.