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 gain lead in three of Iowa's four House districts: poll Former Rep. David Young wins GOP primary in bid for old House seat Trump lends support to swing district Republicans MORE (Iowa), Peter Roskam Peter James RoskamBottom line Lobbying world House votes to temporarily repeal Trump SALT deduction cap MORE (Ill.), Kevin YoderKevin Wayne YoderSharice Davids to vote for Trump impeachment articles: 'The facts are uncontested' Feehery: How Republicans can win back the suburbs K Street giants scoop up coveted ex-lawmakers MORE (Kan.), Claudia Tenney (N.Y.), John CulbersonJohn Abney CulbersonBottom line Ex-Rep. Frelinghuysen joins law and lobby firm Bottom line MORE (Texas), Jason LewisJason Mark LewisTwo swing-district Democrats raise impeachment calls after whistleblower reports GOP Senate candidate said Republicans have 'dual loyalties' to Israel The Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch 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.