FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 7, 2012
NARAL Pro-Choice America Applauds Jon Tester on His Hard-Fought Re-Election to the U.S. Senate
Washington, D.C. – Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, congratulated Sen. Jon Tester on his re-election to represent the state of Montana.
“I send my heartfelt congratulations to Sen. Jon Tester and his campaign staff,” said Keenan. “Montana women need a leader who will fervently advocate for their right to choose, and Jon Tester is just that person. Tester’s opponent, Rep. Denny Rehberg, is an uncompromising foe of reproductive freedom, and Tester’s win proves clearly that Montanans take their constitutional rights seriously. We, along with our affiliate NARAL Pro-Choice Montana, look forward to working once again with Sen. Tester in the 113rd Congress.”
NARAL Pro-Choice America’s PAC endorsed and contributed $10,000 to Sen. Jon Tester’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.