FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 19, 2014
Contact: Mallory Quigley, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-223-8073
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund, a national pro-life political action committee, announced its endorsement of Thom Tillis for U.S. Senate in North Carolina.
“As Speaker of the House, Thom Tillis has led the charge to enact compassionate laws that protect North Carolina’s women and unborn children,” said SBA List Candidate Fund President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Speaker Tillis’ strong pro-life record stands in stark contrast to that of Senator Kay Hagan, who has voted for taxpayer funding of abortion under Obamacare and even opposes legislation that would end late-term abortions. While Thom Tillis stands strong for unborn children and mothers, Kay Hagan stands with the deep-pocketed abortion lobby that fills her campaign coffers. Kay Hagan’s extreme views on abortion are out of step with the majority of North Carolinians and she must be defeated.”
Thom Tillis was first elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2006 and currently serves as Speaker of the House. He formerly served as the NC House Republican Whip. On May 6th he won the Republican Primary with 46 percent of the vote. Prior to serving in elected office, Rep. Tillis had a successful business career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, North Carolina’s largest bank, and IBM.
Rep. Tillis has been endorsed by National Right to Life and holds a 100 percent pro-life voting record. Tillis’ opponent, Sen. Kay Hagan (D), has been endorsed by EMILY’s List, and has a 0 percent National Right to Life score.
The Susan B. Anthony List and its Political Action Committees, the SBA List Candidate Fund and Women Speak Out PAC, are dedicated to pursuing policies and electing candidates who will reduce and ultimately end abortion. To that end, the SBA List emphasizes the education, promotion, mobilization, and election of pro-life women at all levels of government. The SBA List is a network of more than 365,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.