FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2012
Contact: Mallory Quigley, 703-380-6674
Washington, DC ─ Today the Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund, a national pro-life political action committee, announced its endorsement of Rebecca Kleefisch for Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor in the June 5 recall election.
“Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch has proved she is a strong advocate for Life and the pro-life taxpayers of Wisconsin,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Thanks to her leadership along with Governor Walker and the pro-life state legislature, Wisconsin has defunded Planned Parenthood of more than a million dollars.”
Dannenfelser added, “We are proud to endorse her for reelection so that she may continue to serve the unborn and women of Wisconsin.”
A reporter and news anchor for WISN-TV in Milwaukee, Kleefisch left television to focus on her family. A pro-life advocate, she was endorsed by Pro-Life Wisconsin, Wisconsin Right to Life, and Wisconsin Family PAC when she first ran for Lieutenant Governor in 2010. At the 2011 Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference, Lt. Governor Kleefisch joined Dannenfelser to discuss efforts to defund America’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, and protect unborn children and women. Kleefisch stated, “We need to renew our commitment to protect the unborn. We need to renew our commitment to protect our most vulnerable citizens.”
During the 2010 election cycle, SBA List spent $11 million and was involved in 90 races, 62 of which resulted in victories. Successes included: defeating 15 of 20 so-called “pro-life” Democrats who voted for abortion funding in the health care reform bill, increasing the number of pro-life women in the House by 70 percent, filling the void of pro-life women in the U.S. Senate, and increasing the number of pro-life women governors from one to four.
The Susan B. Anthony List is a nationwide network of more than 365,000 Americans 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.