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November 3, 2020 / Press Releases

NARAL Pro-Choice America Responds to the Outcome in Florida’s 26th Congressional District


For Immediate Release: Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org

Florida Today, NARAL-endorsed incumbent Representative Debbie Mucarsel-Powell narrowly lost her reelection bid to Republican challenger, mayor of Miami-Dade County, Carlos Gimenez. 

In response, NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue released the following statement: 

“Rep. Mucarsel-Powell ran an admirable race, and while we’re disappointed in the results, we’re grateful for all of Rep. Mucarsel-Powell’s work to protect and expand reproductive freedom during her time serving in the U.S. House of Representatives. There’s no doubt that Carlos Gimenez’s anti-choice, anti-freedom views are wildly out of step with the vast majority of Americans who support the legal right to abortion. The stakes are higher than ever, and NARAL Pro-Choice American and our 2.5 million members will never stop fighting to defeat politicians like Carlos Gimenez who work to interfere with personal decisions about our lives, families, and futures.” 

Floridians elected Debbie Mucarsel-Powell to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018 and she has earned a 100% from NARAL’s 2019 Congressional Record on Choice

In the 2020 election cycle, NARAL Pro-Choice America ran its largest-ever electoral program designed to reach, persuade, and mobilize key voters in target states across the country who are motivated by Trump and Republicans’ unyielding attacks on reproductive freedom. 

Read more about NARAL’s endorsed candidates here

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For over 50 years, NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates and chapters have fought to protect and advance reproductive freedom—including access to abortion, contraception, and paid family leave—for every body. NARAL is powered by its more than 2.5 million members from every state and congressional district in the country, representing the 7 in 10 Americans who believe every person should have the freedom to make the best decision for themselves about if, when, and how to raise a family. 

Everyone should be able to decide if, when, how, and with whom they start or grow a family.

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