Santorum’s Primary Performance Shows Pro-life Voters are Key to Winning

For Immediate Release: March 24, 2012
Mallory Quigley, [email protected], 703-380-6674

SBA List President: “They are going to need us to win in November.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) congratulated Rick Santorum on winning the Louisiana primary, crediting his strong performance to his appeal among social conservative and pro-life voters. To date, the SBA List has spent more than $500,000 on an independent expenditure campaign including a bus tour mobilization effort which rallied pro-life voters across seven states in support of Santorum’s presidential candidacy.

“Throughout these primaries pro-life voters have made up a sizable voting bloc, either delivering victory or near victory to Rick Santorum. This comes at a time when he is being greatly outspent and attacked by his opponents on all issues,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of SBA List. “The support Santorum enjoys from pro-life voters has given him a 4 to 10 percentage point advantage among all primary voters. This is a critical demographic—pro-life voters win elections on the margins.”

“Renewed calls from the Republican establishment to move social concerns to the sidelines deny the reality that American men and women, from every state, are looking for a consistent leader on these foundational issues,” continued Dannenfelser. “They’re going to need us to win in November.”

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Previously the SBA List’s “Rick Bus,” led by former Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave, traversed Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Illinois rallying pro-life women and social conservative voters to support Rick Santorum in those key primaries. The entire SBA List campaign included a $350,000 radio ad campaign in Ohio and Michigan with the message that Santorum is a principled leader to take on President Obama.

The Susan B. Anthony List is a nationwide network of more than 365,000 Americans 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.




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