NARAL to launch $1M ad campaign targeting GOP over Kavanaugh

Pro-abortion rights advocacy group NARAL is launching a $1 million ad campaign hitting vulnerable House Republicans over the GOP's support for newly-confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. 

The NARAL campaign is seeking to turn Democratic anger over Kavanaugh into votes during the midterm elections. 


The ad juxtaposes images of angry anti-Kavanaugh protesters with pictures of GOP representatives as a voiceover says they are part of the "attack" on women.

The campaign will target vulnerable GOP representatives in top-targeted races for Dems, including GOP Reps. David YoungDavid Edmund YoungDemocrats lead in 3 of 4 Iowa House races: poll Eric Idle threatens to sue GOP committee over use of Monty Python song in ad Trump: DeJoy should be removed if it 'can be proven that he did something wrong' MORE (Iowa), Peter Roskam Peter James RoskamPostcards become unlikely tool in effort to oust Trump Bottom line Lobbying world MORE (Ill.), Kevin YoderKevin Wayne YoderBottom line Amanda Adkins wins GOP primary to challenge Rep. Sharice Davids Sharice Davids to vote for Trump impeachment articles: 'The facts are uncontested' MORE (Kan.), Claudia Tenney (N.Y.), John CulbersonJohn Abney Culberson2020 Democratic Party platform endorses Trump's NASA moon program Bottom line Ex-Rep. Frelinghuysen joins law and lobby firm MORE (Texas), Jason LewisJason Mark LewisThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Justice Barrett joins court; one week until Election Day The Hill's Campaign Report: Trump, Biden prepare to make final pitches to voters Minnesota Senate candidate Jason Lewis undergoes 'successful' hernia surgery MORE (Minn.) and Dave Brat (Va.).

“The Republican Party takeover of our government has been devastating for women and families,” said Sasha Bruce, senior vice president for campaigns and strategy at NARAL, in the campaign's press release. "They have had their say, now it is time for us to have ours and vote them out."

The ad targeting Roskam begins with the the voiceover saying, "Right now, women are under attack." 

"And Congressman Peter Roskam's leading the charge," it continues. "We know what he thinks about us. Let's show Roskam what we think of him." 

The ad also hits Roskam's track record on abortion rights, which he does not support.

NARAL's campaign will include digital ads and mail. 

Women's groups across the country are funneling resources into competitive House and Senate races in an attempt to flip the house back to Democrats. 

Anti-Kavanaugh protesters came out in droves following allegations of sexual misconduct against him, confronting lawmakers and flooding the Hart Senate Office Building.

Many groups are seeking to redirect that energy against the GOP towards the midterms. 

Political analysis website FiveThirtyEight predicts Democrats have a 3-in-4 shot of taking the House, while they have a 2-in-9 chance of taking the Senate.