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Now You Know—the NARAL Pro-Choice Washington-funded PAC that was originally formed to oppose Dino Rossi's gubernatorial bid in 2008—is spending $12,000 on online banner ads opposing King County Executive candidate Susan Hutchison and supporting her opponent, Dow Constantine.

The ads, which are running exclusively on publications targeted at Eastside (in the Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, and Mercer Island Reporters) argue that Hutchison won't protect the 17,000 patients served by county's nine family planning clinics.

"Susan Hutchison says a woman's right to choose has nothing to do with County government," the ad says. "Not true—the County funds 9 public family planning centers. They see over 17,000 patients.91 percent of which are women and girls. We can't trust Susan Hutchison to protect these patients. Don't let Family Planning Clinics disappear. Vote Dow Constantine for King County Executive."

Alissa Haslam, NARAL's director of public policy, says the group is targeting Eastside publications because Hutchison has "a lot of really good name recognition out there.

"We've been doing a lot of work to engage pro-choice individuals on the Eastside. Pro-choice issues really play well on the Eastside. A lot of pro-choice women, regardless of party, live over there. We're wanting to expose her" as anti-choice, Haslam says.

Hutchison has consistently refused to reveal her position on abortion rights, claiming that the issue is not relevant to county government.

Earlier this year, the county council (five Democrats, four Republicans) voted unanimously to continue funding the nine clinics through the end of the year. All but one of the nine clinics offer birth control, pregnancy testing, STD testing and treatment, and abortion information and referrals.