Planned Parenthood, partly funded by the federal government despite efforts from conservatives to cut off taxpayer dollars from being funneled into the organization, announced a $20 million investment in the 2018 midterm elections.
The initial investment is in the following states :
But, there are at least five red states missing that have vulnerable Democratic senators running for re-election:
- West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin
- Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly
- Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill
- North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
- Montana Sen. Jon Tester
CNN highlighted how the organization is investing in Democratic primaries and in the midterm elections in swing states of Nevada and Arizona while omitting the aforementioned battleground states.
Considering several of the senators have 100 percent rating from Planned Parenthood, such as McCaskill, Tester and Heitkamp, the lack of investment by the organization in their states could hurt these candidates in the upcoming midterm elections this November.