FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 6, 2012
Warren Win Represents a Hard-Fought Pro-Choice Pick Up in the Senate
Washington, D.C. – Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, congratulated Elizabeth Warren for defeating incumbent Scott Brown to represent Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate.
“Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren was the clear candidate for choice in this race,” said Keenan. “Despite Sen. Scott Brown’s efforts to mislead voters about his choice position, his inconsistent voting record reflected his failure to represent the pro-choice values of Massachusetts voters. Now, having defeated Brown, women in Massachusetts will have a steadfast champion for their rights in this Senate seat. We, along with our affiliate NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts, are very much looking forward to working with her over the coming six years.”
NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC endorsed and contributed $10,000 to Elizabeth Warren’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 information on other NARAL-endorsed candidates who also won their races.
Samantha Gordon, 202.973.3032