The venerable pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List on Thursday bestowed endorsements on eight Republican women running for Congress.
Conservative candidates have been aggressively wooing the group’s coveted stamp of approval, a sure sign that the abortion fight and culture wars remain a stark battle line in the 2020 elections.
The newly endorsed candidates included a woman challenging Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairwoman Cheri Bustos, women looking to replace retiring GOP Reps. Martha Roby of Alabama and Kenny Marchant of Texas, and female candidates for five other districts that Democrats flipped from red to blue in the 2018 election.
SBA List’s support not only serves as a signal to pro-life voters but also comes with an army of activists and a sizable financial boost. The group has announced its intention to spend $41 million in the 2020 election cycle, up from $28 million in 2018. Its 1,100 members are planning to visit 4 million voters nationwide before the November elections, which is up from 800 members reaching 1.4 million voters in 2016.
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