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Abortion Groups Are Spending Money On Congressional Races In These States

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Grace Carr Reporter

Abortion groups EMILY’s List and NARAL Pro-Choice America are spending lots of funding in various states in an effort to swing votes toward candidates they support, but the groups are staying out of more conservative states like Kentucky.

EMILY’s List claims to “ignite change by getting pro-choice Democratic women elected to office,” while NARAL “fights to protect & expand reproductive freedom for all,” according to its Twitter handle.

NARAL tweeted Wednesday about Iowa and New Mexico’s congressional races, congratulating candidates the pro-abortion group supported leading up to the Tuesday night races.

EMILY’s List also tweeted out congratulations to candidates it supported prior to the congressional races, including candidates from California and New Mexico.

The abortion groups didn’t tweet about or spend any money on pro-abortion Kentucky candidate Amy McGrath, a Democrat who is running to replace Republican Rep. Andy Barr. McGrath is a Marine veteran and ascribes to the abortion groups’ beliefs, but chose to focus her race on other weighty issues, like job creation. (RELATED: Pro-Choice Activists Are Sending Robots To Deliver Abortion Pills To Northern Ireland)

“What drove her into this race was health care, jobs and making sure no one gets left behind,” McGrath’s campaign manager Mark Nickolas said of McGrath, McClatchy reported. “She’s been consistent that her focus in this race are issues that face voters every day.”

EMILY’s List endorsed close to 50 female congressional candidates in Florida, Texas, Missouri, Kansas and Georgia. NARAL has also spent $5 million in Pennsylvania, Texas, Florida, Georgia, Missouri and 14 other states as part of its midterm political plan.

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