"I believe a full audit and hand recount is the only way to resolve this race," he said. As of Monday, Brindisi had not yet appealed the judge's decision to certify the results.
Tenney's razor-thin margin of victory mirrored that of another pro-life woman candidate, Mariannette Miller-Meeks, who won her race for Iowa's 2nd district by only six votes.
Tenney's victory marks the 30th House race won by a woman endorsed by the pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) in 2020. Of the 30 women candidates, 19 are not incumbents Republicans and 10 of them flipped seats previously held by pro-abortion candidates.
"Women are ideal messengers to communicate the pro-life message," Dannenfelser said.
"Standing tall with the early feminists who knew that authentic rights can never be built on the broken bodies and rights of our children, these strong leaders dismantle the abortion lobby narrative and are an integral part of restoring a culture of life to our nation," she said.
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According to SBA List, Tenney promoted a 20-week abortion ban while a New York state legislator, and was a member of the group's National Pro-Life Women's Caucus when she served in Congress.
The group National Right to Life said that Tenney had a 100% pro-life voting record in her term in Congress, and would support pro-life policies including a "Born-Alive" bill to protect infant survivors of botched abortion attempts.
Tenney's victory comes as a House Republican, Rep. Ron Wright (R-Texas), died on Monday. According to POLITICO, he had tested positive for COVID-19 several weeks before and had been hospitalized for cancer treatments last fall. Wright was a Catholic and had received an "A+" rating from SBA List.