The anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List announced a five-figure campaign of digital ads in the surprisingly competitive Mississippi Senate runoff election on Nov. 27.
Women Speak Out PAC, a partner of the group, will release a series of digital ads targeting Democrat Mike Espy for his support of abortion. Espy is running against GOP Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who was appointed to succeed former Senator Thad Cochran who retired.
SBA List’s participation underscores the surprising recent competitiveness of the race. Hyde-Smith made a series of gaffes that at a recent donor event that she would attend a “public hanging” and also made comments about how it should be harder for liberal students to vote.
SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said that the ads will target Espy who “claims to oppose abortion, but his record of supporting legislation to impose abortion on demand through birth across the nation speaks louder than words.”