WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund, a national pro-life political action committee, announced its endorsement of Rich Iott, candidate for U.S. Representative in Ohio’s 9th congressional district.
“Where Marcy Kaptur has dropped the ball on pro-life leadership, Rich Iott has picked it up to run with true advocacy for women and unborn children,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of SBA List Candidate Fund. “His commitment to rescind taxpayer funding of abortion in health care and in every aspect of federal spending is urgently needed in the coming Congress.
“Ironically, Rich Iott represents women’s real views and needs on the issue of abortion far better than does the female incumbent.”
Iott is a Colonel in the Ohio Military Reserve and a businessman who started working for the family business as a child. He eventually became CEO and has since started a number other successful companies. Adopted at an early age, he believes he is the result of a brave woman’s decision to choose Life rather than abort him. His strong pro-life stance has also earned him an endorsement from the Ohio Right to Life.
Incumbent Marcy Kaptur has called herself a “pro-life” Democrat but voted for the health care reform bill which included federal funding of abortion and, arguably, the largest expansion of the practice since Roe V. Wade.
Iott will face Congresswoman Kaptur in the November general election.
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.
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