FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 7, 2012
NARAL Pro-Choice America Congratulates Rep. Mazie Hirono on Her U.S. Senate Win
Washington, D.C. – Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, applauded Rep. Mazie Hirono on her win to represent Hawaii in the U.S. Senate.
“I congratulate the Hirono campaign for a big win,” said Keenan. “Voters want leaders like Hirono who will always defend women’s reproductive rights. With leaders like Hirono, I am confident we can continue to rely on the Senate to be the firewall against attacks on women’s reproductive health.”
NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC endorsed and contributed $10,000 to Rep. Mazie Hirono’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.
Get more information about NARAL Pro-Choice America’s electoral activities and other NARAL-endorsed candidates who also won their races.