(Note: Part 1 was about Executive Council races, published the day after the release of the first of two videos documenting Planned Parenthood physicians discussing procurement and sale of the organs of aborted children. See “PP Doctor Spills the Beans.”)
The political affiliates of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England spent in all more than $55,000 on New Hampshire Senate races in 2014. Direct donations and/or independent expenditures went to races in 15 out of the 24 Senate districts, with PP’s preferred candidates winning in nine of those races. That was enough to deadlock the Senate on repeal of PP’s treasured (albeit enjoined) buffer zone law.
|District||Amount spent (total of PAC donations and independent expenditures)||PP’s preferred candidate||Winner||PAC donations||Independent expenditures for or against a candidate|
|TOTAL EXPENDITURES ON N.H. SENATE RACES, 2014||$55,580.34|
|6||$5546.71||Rich Leonard||Sam Cataldo||$100||$3020.13 pro-Leonard $2426.58 anti-Cataldo|
|7||$5546.71||Andrew Hosmer||Hosmer||$100||$3020.13 pro-Hosmer $2426.58 anti-Kathy Lauer Rago|
|9||$6446.71||Lee Nyquist||Andy Sanborn||$1000||$3020.13 pro-Nyquist $2426.58 anti-Sanborn|
|12||$10,993.74||Peggy Gilmour||Kevin Avard||$1000||$5140.58 pro-Gilmour $4853.16 anti-Avard|
|16||$10,993.74||Maureen Manning||David Boutin||$1000||$5140.58 pro-Manning $4853.16 anti-Boutin|
|17||$100||Nancy Fraher||John Reagan||$100||none|
|18||$7255.57||Donna Soucy||Soucy||$1000||$3020.13 pro-Soucy $3235.44 anti-Lambert|
|21||$100||Martha Fuller Clark||Clark||$100||none|
|23||$100||Donna Schlachman||Russell Prescott||$100||none|
|24||$7997.16||Nancy Stiles||Stiles||$1000||$3498.58 pro-Stiles $3498.58 anti-Steve Kenda (opponent in primary)|
The independent expenditures (i.e. those made with no coordination with a candidate) in these races were mostly for mailers and phone calls, while PAC donations went directly to candidate campaigns. This information came from public reports available at the web site of the New Hampshire Secretary of State.
No reports have come to my attention yet of any of the endorsed senators expressing concern over the activities discussed by two Planned Parenthood doctors on the Center for Medical Progress videos.