SBA List In the Headlines – October 3-9 2010

This week, was a very busy and successful news week for the Susan B. Anthony List, earning positive coverage of the organization’s role in the 2010 mid-term elections and the effectiveness of its efforts to stall the campaigns of pro-abortion incumbents.

On Wednesday, SBA List and the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) launched a $200,000 Hispanic television ad campaign supporting California Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina.  The ads aired on Spanish language television stations in Los Angeles, Fresno and San Diego while the “Vota Tus Valores” bus tour, sponsored by SBA List, the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles and NOM, continued its tour through the state.

On Thursday, SBA List responded to efforts by Rep. Steve Driehaus (OH-01) to silence his critics through criminal statute concerning his vote in support of the pro-abortion health care bill.  The complaint was spurred, in part, by SBA List’s intention to put up four billboards across his Congressional district.  Rep. Driehaus ordered the billboard company not to put up the signs until the matter was settled by the Ohio Elections Commission and a hearing was set for Thursday, October 14th in Columbus, OH.  Several outlets including The Weekly Standard and Cincinnati.com wrote on the story immediately.

On Friday, the Susan B. Anthony List, CitizenLink, the Pennsylvania Family Council and Indiana Family Action announced the launch of a $240,000 television advertising campaign consisting of two $120,000 campaigns that aired in Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper (PA-03) and Rep. Joe Donnelly’s (IN-02) districts, highlighting their votes in favor of the pro-abortion health care bill.  The 30-second ads began airing on Friday and the average viewer in their respective districts was expected to see them eight or nine times over the course of their ten-day broadcast.

Also this week, SBA List also announced its endorsement of AR-04 candidate Beth Anne Rankin, AR-02 candidate Tim Griffin and Alaska U.S. Senate Candidate Joe Miller alongside a $10,000 radio ad campaign against Miller’s write-in opponent Lisa Murkowski.

In addition to coverage of these initiatives, FoxNews.com featured an opinion piece by SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser entitled “Why Pro-Life Women are Shining in the Political Spotlight This Season.”

Politics Daily: ‘Smart Girls’ vs. ‘Freaks of Nature’
Date: October 3, 2010 By: Luisita Lopez Torregrosa
http://www.politicsdaily.com/2010/10/02/ready-smart-girls-vs-freaks-of-nature/

Politics Daily: In Defense of EMILY’s List
Date: October 4, 2010 By: Delia Lloyd
http://www.politicsdaily.com/2010/10/04/in-defense-of-emilys-list/

ArgusLeader.com: Letters: Cannot be trusted
Date: October 4, 2010 By: Jerry D. Erickson
http://www.argusleader.com/article/20101004/VOICES09/10040324/1052/OPINION01

Medical News Today: Abortion Rights Among Contested Issues In Calif. Senate Debate
Date: October 4, 2010 By: nationalpartnership.org
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/203310.php

New Statesman: The mom supremacy
Date: October 5, 2010 By: Sophie Elmhirst
http://www.newstatesman.com/international-politics/2010/10/women-movement-party

FoxNews.com: Why Pro-Life Women Are Shining In the Political Spotlight This Season
Date: October 5, 2010 By: Marjorie Dannenfelser
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2010/10/05/marjorie-dannenfelser-pro-choice-christine-odonnell-gop-republican-sarah-palin/

About.com: Smart Girls, Mean Girls – Being Nasty Takes Us All Down
Date: October 5, 2010 By: Linda Lowen
http://womensissues.about.com/b/2010/10/05/smart-girls-mean-girls-being-nasty-takes-us-all-down.htm

Time: Pro-life? Pro-Choice? Pro-Jobs.
Date: October 6, 2010 By: Jay Newton-Small
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2010/10/06/spanish-ad-targets-boxer/

CNN: Spanish ad targets Boxer
Date: October 6, 2010 By: Gabriella Schwarz
http://swampland.blogs.time.com/2010/10/06/pro-life-pro-choice-pro-jobs/

Los Angeles Times: Outside groups appeal to Latinos on Fiorina’s behalf
Date: October 6, 2010 By: Maeve Reston
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/california-politics/2010/10/outside-groups-appeal-to-latinos-on-fiorinas-behalf.html

SFGate: Social conservatives target Barbara Boxer in Latino campaign
Date: October 6, 2010 By: Carolyn Lochhead
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/nov05election/detail?entry_id=73949

Newsmax.com: Anti-Abortion Dems Who Backed Obamacare in Fix
Date: October 6, 2010 By: Newsmax
http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/Anti-AbortionDemsObamacare-Fix/2010/10/06/id/372784

KHN: Health Care Votes Haunt Anti-Abortion Dems; Republicans Confront Challenges With ‘Pledge’
Date: October 6, 2010 By: Sarah Kliff and Julian Pecquet
http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Daily-Reports/2010/October/06/Politics-of-Health-Reform.aspx

Charleston Daily Mail: Democratic sellouts in trouble
Date: October 6, 2010 By: Don Surber
http://blogs.dailymail.com/donsurber/archives/22408

Los Angeles Wave: Spanish ad targets Boxer
Date: October 6, 2010 By: Gabriella Schwarz
http://www.wavenewspapers.com/news/regional/Spanish-ad-targets-Boxer-104456409.html

TucsonSentinel.com: Health care ‘yes’ votes haunt anti-abortion Democrats
Date: October 6, 2010 By: Sarah Kliff and Julian Pecquet
http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/nationworld/report/100610_abortion_campaigning

LifeNews.com: Pro-Life Democrats See Bleak Election Over Pro-Abortion ObamaCare Votes
Date: October 6, 2010 By: Steven Ertelt
http://www.lifenews.com/nat6758.html

LifeNews.com: Family Research Council Launches Ads Against Pro-Abortion Democrats
Date: October 6, 2010 By: Steven Ertelt
http://www.lifenews.com/nat6760.html

LifeNews.com: Pro-Life Group Launches Ad to Reach California Hispanics for Carly Fiorina
Date: October 6, 2010 By: Steven Ertelt
http://www.lifenews.com/state5521.html

LifeSiteNews.com: Palin: Nov. Election a Battle between “Culture of Life” and “Culture of Death”
Date: October 6, 2010 By: Kathleen Gilbert
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2010/oct/10100609.html

LifeNews.com: Pro-Life Women’s Group Endorses House Candidates in Florida, Arkansas
Date: October 6, 2010 By: Steven Ertelt
http://www.lifenews.com/state5523.html

Politico: Health vote haunts anti-abortion Democrats
Date: October 6, 2010 By: Sarah Kliff
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1010/43185.html

Medical News Today: Health Reform Vote Fuels Re-Election Battles For Antiabortion-Rights Dems
Date: October 7, 2010 By: Nationalpartnership.org
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/203816.php

Medical News Today: Health Care Votes Haunt Anti-Abortion Dems; Republicans Confront Challenges With ‘Pledge’
Date: October 7, 2010 By: Sarah Kliff and Julian Pecquet
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/203830.php

NECN: Susan B Anthony List endorses Miller
Date: October 7, 2010 By: AP
http://www.necn.com/10/07/10/Susan-B-Anthony-List-endorses-Miller/landing_politics.html?&blockID=3&apID=65898da79e1e47698fe98e3fd276906d

The Miami Herald: Outside groups dominating California election spending this year
Date: October 7, 2010 By: Michael Doyle
http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/10/07/1862416/outside-groups-dominating-election.html

The Weekly Standard: Driehaus Files Complaint to Stop Ad on Abortion-Funding
Date: October 7, 2010 By: John McCormack
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/driehaus-files-complaint-stop-abortion-funding-ad_501078.html

The Wall Street Journal: Life of the Party
Date: October 7, 2010 By: James Taranto
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704696304575538031102247678.html

Cincinnati.com: Driehaus files OEC complaint against SBA List
Date: October 7, 2010 By: qtruong
http://cincinnati.com/blogs/politics/2010/10/07/driehaus-files-oec-complaint-against-sba-list/

National Review Online: ‘even as the right to lifers move toward a national majority, their clout at the grassroots level of the Republican party is waning.’
Date: October 7, 2010 By: Kathryn Jean Lopez
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/249045/even-right-lifers-move-toward-national-majority-their-clout-grassroots-level-republica

Associated Press: POLITICAL INSIDER: Women’s group targets Boehner
Date: October 8, 2010 By: Philip Elliott
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iDMFqtadd_fTsPtb8xiVMMRqrScgD9IND2G00?docId=D9IND2G00

New American: Congressional Candidates Try to Silence Pro-life Critics
Date: October 8, 2010 By: Michael Tennant
http://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php/usnews/politics/4817-congressional-candidates-try-to-silence-pro-life-critics

The Hill: Anti-abortion group backs Miller, targets Sen. Murkowski
Date: October 8, 2010 By: Sean J. Miller
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/123347-anti-abortion-group-backs-miller-target-sen-murkowski-

LifeSiteNews.com: SBA List Targets Murkowski as Alaska Campaign Turns into Toss-Up
Date: October 8, 2010 By: Peter J. Smith
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2010/oct/10100806.html

CBN.com: Election 2010: The Year of the ‘Mama Grizzly’
Date: October 8, 2010 By: David Brody and Dana Ritter
http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/politics/2010/October/Election-2010-The-Year-of-the-Mama-Grizzly-/

AuburnPub.com: Kathryn Jean Lopez: Fear and loathing coming from the left
Date: October 9, 2010 By: Kathryn Jean Lopez
http://auburnpub.com/news/opinion/columnists/article_87fcc9ba-d32e-11df-bb42-001cc4c002e0.html