FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 18, 2012
NARAL Pro-Choice America Congratulates Rep. Ron Barber on His Re-Election
Washington, D.C. – Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, congratulated Ron Barber on his successful bid to continue to represent Arizona’s newly configured 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“I congratulate the Barber campaign on a job well done,” said Keenan. “Rep. Barber has twice defeated anti-choice challengers because Arizona voters want leaders who will protect and defend women’s reproductive freedom. We, along with our affiliate NARAL Pro-Choice Arizona, look forward to continuing to work with Rep. Barber to stand up for the pro-choice values that Americans support.”
NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC endorsed and contributed $10,000 to Rep. Ron Barber’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.