As was reported by Politico, Planned Parenthood’s Virginia chapter confirmed it plans to spend $3 million to help elect Democrat Ralph Northam as the state’s next governor. The organization’s Virginia political action committee, working with Northam, plans to deploy canvassers to knock on 300,000 doors, send mailers to 400,000 homes and run digital and radio ads.
“Everything about women’s health is at stake,” said Jennifer Allen, chief executive of Planned Parenthood Virginia PAC and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia. “It’s really clear that Virginians want and need a fierce champion like Dr. Northam to stand up for them and to stand up for women’s health.”
Northam has been a key ally to abortion groups, making the issue a top priority during his time in Richmond.
Northam also secured the endorsement of NARAL, a national abortion rights group, and its state affiliate in the Democratic gubernatorial primary.