Ayotte NH GOP Primary Win Builds Momentum for ‘Year of the Pro-Life Woman'

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Susan B. Anthony List congratulated endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Kelly Ayotte on her Republican primary victory in New Hampshire. The New Hampshire Secretary of State’s office has declared Ayotte the winner by a margin of 1,667 votes.

“Kelly Ayotte and Christine O’Donnell’s wins, combined with the successes of Carly Fiorina and Sharron Angle, continues building momentum for 2010 to be remembered as the ‘Year of the Pro-life Woman,’” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser.  “In all human rights battles, the messenger matters.  As the late pro-life legend Rep. Henry Hyde once told me, it is absolutely vital that we have women in the U.S. Senate on the front lines of the pro-life movement, standing up for the truth that abortion is the ultimate exploitation of women.  But with no pro-life women currently there, Barbara Boxer goes unchallenged telling our pro-life men they can’t speak for women.”

“This will change in November when authentic pro-life women leaders like Carly Fiorina, Sharron Angle, Kelly Ayotte, and Christine O’Donnell are elected.  These pro-life, pro-woman primary wins in New Hampshire and Delaware signal that a new pro-life women’s movement is making its way to the U.S. Senate. ”

In the final days of the New Hampshire primary, the SBA List launched a $150,000 independent expenditure campaign highlighting Ayotte’s unwavering pro-life leadership, including $50,000 in radio ads, $50,000 in Google web ads and $50,000 in voter mobilization efforts.  In the Delaware primary, the SBA List was the first national group to endorse O’Donnell, who defeated pro-abortion Rep. Mike Castle.

“Voters across America are hungry for conservative pro-life candidates, a sentiment on full display in both New Hampshire and Delaware and only a preview of what we’ll see this November.” said Dannenfelser.

Kelly Ayotte will face Democrat Rep. Paul Hodes in the November general election. Christine O’Donnell will face Democrat Chris Coons.

The Susan B. Anthony List plans to spend $6 million on voter education in the midterm elections, including $3 million on key Senate races.  The Susan B. Anthony List is a nationwide network of over 280,000 Americans, residing in all 50 states, dedicated to mobilizing, advancing, and representing pro-life women in politics.  Its connected Candidate Fund increases the percentage of pro-life women in the political process.   

                                                                                               
For further information, please contact Kerry Brown at (703) 470-1926 or kbrown@sba-list.org.   

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