Planned Par­ent­hood to spend $3M on gov­er­nor’s race

The Washington Times Daily - - METRO -

Planned Par­ent­hood is plan­ning to spend $3 mil­lion to help Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam win this year’s closely watched race for gov­er­nor in Virginia.

Planned Par­ent­hood Ad­vo­cates for Virginia CEO Jen­nifer Allen said Thurs­day that the group is back­ing Mr. Northam be­cause he’ll work to pro­tect “ev­ery woman’s right to make the best choices for her­self and her fam­ily.”

The abor­tion-rights group’s po­lit­i­cal ac­tion com­mit­tee plans to knock on more than 300,000 doors and send mail to more than 400,000 peo­ple.

Mr. Northam, a Demo­crat, is fac­ing Repub­li­can Ed Gille­spie in a con­test viewed as an early ref­er­en­dum on Pres­i­dent Trump.

Out­side groups are ex­pected to spend heav­ily on the con­test.

Amer­i­cans for Pros­per­ity, a con­ser­va­tive group backed by bil­lion­aires Charles and David Koch, has spent more than $125,000 in mail­ers at­tack­ing Mr. Northam.

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