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November 6, 2012

McCaskill Win Puts U.S. Senate Seat in the Pro-Choice Column

Washington, D.C. – Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, congratulated Sen. Claire McCaskill for defeating vocally anti-choice Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) to represent Missouri for another term in the U.S. Senate.

“I congratulate the McCaskill campaign for a job well done,” said Keenan. “Sen. McCaskill’s victory over anti-choice Todd Akin is another sign that voters are tired of the War on Women. Voters want leaders like Claire McCaskill who will protect and defend women’s reproductive freedom, not Akin, whose shocking views on women and reproductive rights earned him nationwide scorn. We, along with our affiliate NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri, look forward to continuing work with Sen. McCaskill as she stands up for pro-choice again in her next term.”

NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC endorsed and contributed $5,000 to Claire McCaskill’s campaign for U.S. Senate.

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, please visit our site.


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