FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 6, 2012
Kilmer’s Win Keeps U.S. House Seat in the Pro-Choice Column
Washington, D.C. – Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, congratulated Derek Kilmer on his successful bid to represent Washington state’s 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“I congratulate the Kilmer campaign for a job well done,” said Keenan. “Rep.-elect Derek Kilmer firmly believes in a woman’s right to choose and Washington state voters can rely on him to uphold these values. We were proud to support Kilmer’s campaign and we, along with our affiliate NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, look forward to working together in the 113th Congress.”
NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC endorsed and contributed $5,000 to Derek Kilmer’s campaign for Congress.
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.