Pro-Life Women’s Group Puts 215K Behind Carly Fiorina in California Senate Race

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 25, 2010   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Pro-Life Women’s Group Puts 215K Behind Carly Fiorina in California Senate Race

by Steven Ertelt Editor
May 25
, 2010

Sacramento, CA ( — The Susan B. Anthony List is investing $215,000 in an independent expenditure campaign highlighting what it considers "the strong pro-life stance" of California Senate candidate Carly Fiorina. She faces pro-abortion Tom Campbell and pro-life Chuck DeVore for the Republican primary.

The winner takes on pro-abortion Sen. Barbara Boxer, a Democrat who is the head of the pro-abortion forces in the Senate.

Leading up to the state primary election on June 8th, the SBA List will educate voters through an aggressive online advertising and e-mail campaign, targeted calls to 600,000 registered voters and direct fundraising from its membership.

Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser told of the educational effort.

"Carly Fiorina is the perfect pro-woman, pro-life contrast to Barbara Boxer," she said. "The Susan B. Anthony List is dedicating significant resources in the final two weeks of the primary to educate California voters about Fiorina’s strong pro-life position and ability to beat Boxer in November."

"California is burdened with two female Senators who claim to represent women by pushing their radical, pro-abortion agenda, yet polling clearly shows that more and more Americans are calling themselves pro-life,’ the pro-life women’s leader added.

Dannenfelser continued, "Carly Fiorina is uniquely poised to be a leader for the unborn and for women in the U.S. Senate, ushering in a new brand of ‘feminism’ that harkens back to its roots in the suffragettes and recognizes that the rights of one are not built on the broken rights of another."

As the EMILY’S List-endorsed candidate, SBA says Boxer is the most aggressive champion of abortion rights in Congress and makes a Fiorina match-up ideal in the upcoming general election.

The spending for Fiorina comes as two new polls show her pulling away from Campbell and DeVore, the pro-life advocate pro-life groups worry she will split the vote with and allow Campbell to win.

A PPP poll from May 21-23 has Fiorina at 41 percent, Campbell at 21 percent and DeVore at 16 percent.

A Survey USA poll conducted during the same time period has Fiorina ahead with 46 percent, Campbell at 23 percent and DeVore at 14 percent.

The Susan B. Anthony List plans to spend $6 million on voter education in the midterm elections, including $3 million on key Senate races, $1 million in bundled direct candidate contributions from SBA List members and $1 million on its plan to target "pro-life" Democrats who voted for abortion funding in the health care bill.

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