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Planned Parenthood ramping up midterm election campaign efforts

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PHOENIX — Arizona is on Planned Parenthood’s listing of eight goal states to oppose President Donald Trump and GOP candidates in upcoming midterm elections.

The group had deliberate to spend $20 million this yr however officers are already anticipating to exceed that quantity. For comparability, Planned Parenthood spent $four.5 million final yr throughout gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey.

, the political arms of the group, Planned Parenthood Action Fund and Planned Parenthood Votes, are anticipated to announce an allocation of plans on Thursday.

Arizona, particularly, has the curiosity of the group, which sees a chance to flip the Republican held Senate seat of Sen. Jeff Flake, to the Democrats.

One of the highest democratic contenders for the seat is U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) who has reportedly been advised by Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer that he would again her campaign.

Women’s reproductive health has been a hotly debated political problem and underneath the Trump administration the federal authorities has revoked Obama-era protections that offered abortion, euthanasia and sterilization for women.

The group is hoping to rebuild help and proceed to foster the momentum from the women’s marches that happened throughout the nation in help of women’s health issues in late January.

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