FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 6, 2012
Dan Maffei Defeats Anti-Choice Incumbent to Reclaim U.S. House Seat
Washington, D.C. – Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, congratulated Dan Maffei for his successful win over anti-choice incumbent Ann Marie Buerkle to represent New York’s newly configured 24th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“I congratulate the Maffei campaign for its great work,” said Keenan. “Rep.-elect Maffei is a pro-choice champion who fights to defend reproductive freedom and rejects the divisive War on Women. This election was another opportunity for voters to stand up for leaders who protect constitutional rights. Dan Maffei is just such a leader. We, along with our affiliate NARAL Pro-Choice New York, look forward to working with Dan Maffei in the 113th Congress.”
NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC endorsed and contributed $10,000 to Dan Maffei’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.