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Nation: Feingold, Giannoulias Get NARAL Support

Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) and Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias (D), who is running for Senate, top the latest endorsement list from the political action committee for NARAL Pro-Choice America.

On the House side, NARAL announced its endorsement of Reps. Rick Boucher (D-Va.) and Patrick Murphy (D-Pa.) and Florida state Sen. Ted Deutch (D), who is the odds-on favorite to win the special election in the Sunshine State’s open 19th district.

Last fall, NARAL announced its endorsement of Democratic Reps. Paul Hodes (N.H.) and Kendrick Meek (Fla.) in their Senate bids, and fellow Democratic Reps. Betsy Markey (Colo.), Scott Murphy (N.Y.), Mark Schauer (Mich.) and Martin Heinrich (N.M.) in their re-election efforts.

The group also has endorsed attorney Ann McLane Kuster (D) in her campaign for Hodes’ open House seat in New Hampshire.

“We are proud to put our support behind this outstanding slate of pro-choice candidates,” NARAL President Nancy Keenan said in a statement. “Our goals for 2010 are clear: We will do all we can to protect the tremendous gains we made in the 2006 and 2008 election cycles and find opportunities to support pro-choice challengers who have real opportunities to unseat anti-choice
incumbents in Congress.”

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