FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 26, 2012
Contact: Mallory Quigley, 703-380-6674
Will Face EMILY’s List Darling Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in November
Washington, DC ─ Tonight the Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund claimed victory following Wendy Long’s win in the Republican primary election for U.S. Senate in New York. Leading up to Election Day, the SBA List mobilized thousands of New York pro-life voters through a targeted get-out-the-vote email campaign.
“Wendy is a remarkable advocate for women and families and we are thrilled with tonight’s victory,” said Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Not only does she provide an ideal contrast to the pro-abortion leadership of Senator Gillibrand, Wendy is an accomplished leader in her own right. A mother and successful career woman who even went on to clerk for the Supreme Court, Wendy has the broad-based appeal that New York voters are looking for.
“Like President Obama, Senator Gillibrand has revealed where her true loyalties lie. Since taking office in 2009, she has repeatedly abandoned women, young girls, and unborn children to stand with the abortion lobby. Leading up to November, we will continue to expose her radical record.”
Previously, the Susan B. Anthony List produced a web video exposing Senator Gillibrand’s loyalty to President Obama and the abortion lobby.
In March, Wendy Long won a significant plurality of delegate votes at the New York State Republican Convention, winning 47 percent of the vote while her opponents each won 27 percent and 25 percent. Because Long also received the unanimous endorsement of the New York Conservative party, her name will appear twice on the ballot this November.
The Susan B. Anthony List, and its connected Political Action Committee, the SBA List Candidate Fund, are dedicated to electing candidates and pursuing policies that will reduce and ultimately end abortion. To that end, the SBA List will emphasize the election, education, promotion, and mobilization of pro-life women.