FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 6, 2012
Schneider Win Puts U.S. House Seat in the Pro-Choice Column
Washington, D.C. – Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, applauded Brad Schneider’s win over incumbent Bob Dold to represent Illinois’ 10th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“I congratulate the Schneider campaign for its hard work,” said Keenan. “Rep.-elect Schneider’s victory sends a clear signal that voters want leaders who will steadfastly defend their rights. We were proud to support Schneider’s campaign and we look forward to working together to uphold America’s pro-choice values in the 113th Congress.”
NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC endorsed and contributed $5,000 to Brad Schneider’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 other NARAL-endorsed candidates who also won their races.