By Karen Cross, National Right to Life Political Director
The June 20 special runoff to replace Rep. Tom Price has been characterized by both pro-life and pro-abortion forces as a bellwether race for the 2018 elections.
“This is the number one pro-life battle in the country right now,” said Camila Wright Zolfaghari, executive director of Georgia Life Alliance Committee, Inc. “We cannot allow the abortion industry to defeat a pro-life champion and steal this pro-life seat.”
The Georgia 6 special election has become the most expensive House race in political history. More than $30 million has already been reportedly spent in the congressional race.
“Planned Parenthood’s expensive campaign to elect pro-abortion Jon Ossoff will not go unanswered,” Zolfaghari continued. “Our message is a message of hope and true freedom for women and one that we believe will resonate with the character of the people here in Georgia 6.”
A runoff was made necessary when no candidate received 50% of the vote in the April 18 special election. The two remaining candidates are Karen Handel (R), who is pro-life, and Jon Ossoff (D), who is pro-abortion.
Georgia Life Alliance Action Fund (GLA Action) and National Right to Life Victory Fund are heavily involved in Georgia’s 6th congressional district special election to replace pro-life Rep. Tom Price who stepped down to become Secretary of Health and Human Services.
This week GLA Action released a powerful ad calling on voters to reject pro-abortion Democrat Jon Ossoff and Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion clinic, in the June 20 special election. The 60-second ad can be viewed here.
GLA Action’s targeted ad is part of an aggressive overall effort which will also include direct mail and online ads across the district. GLA Action is a Super PAC associated with Georgia Life Alliance, the Georgia affiliate of National Right to Life.
The National Right to Life Victory Fund was actively involved in the April 18 special election. Through phone, email contacts, and social media, National Right to Life Victory Fund reached out to identified pro-life households in the district encouraging them to vote against Democrat Ossoff, who supports a policy of abortion on demand and using tax dollars to pay for abortion.
Following the April 18 special election, National Right to Life endorsed Handel, the pro-life Republican.
For the upcoming June 20 special runoff, National Right to Life Victory Fund has contacted tens of thousands of identified pro-life voter households through direct mail, get-out-the-vote phone calls, and social media.
Early voting has already begun.
Recent polling has pro-life Karen Handel and pro-abortion Jon Ossoff essentially tied in the race.
Look for election updates in future editions of nationalrighttolifenews.org.