SBA List Candidate Fund Endorses Mike Kelly to Unseat Dahlkemper in PA-03 Dannenfelser
June 22, 2010
WASHINGTON, (christiansunite.com) -- Today the Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund, a national pro-life political action committee, announced its endorsement of Mike Kelly, candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in Pennsylvania's 3rd district, against incumbent Kathy Dahlkemper. Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund President Marjorie Dannenfelser said of the endorsement:
"Congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper will soon realize, as Alan Mollohan and Bart Stupak already have, that votes do have consequences. While Kathy Dahlkemper betrayed women and unborn children with her vote in favor of a pro-abortion health care bill and subsequently ushered in the greatest expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade, we know that Mike Kelly will keep his promise to protect Life. The Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund is proud to endorse dependable pro-life leaders like Mike Kelly."
Leading up to the March 21st health care vote, SBA List efforts in Dahlkemper's district included a press conference, radio ad and automated phone campaign urging her to vote against any bill including federally funded abortion. An SBA List-commissioned poll conducted the week before the vote revealed that 79% of Dahlkemper's constituents opposed federal funding of abortion and that 65% would be less likely to re-elect her if she voted for a bill including it. After Dahlkemper voted in favor of the legislation, the SBA List launched a second radio ad campaign, encouraging constituents to express their disappointment with her vote, spending a combined total of $20,000 on ads in her district.
The SBA List plans to spend more than $300,000 educating PA-03 constituents about Dahlkemper's pro-abortion vote through November, when she will face Mike Kelly in the 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, $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. 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.