CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The race for Senate District 11 between Creigh Deeds and Sally Hudson is intensifying as both candidates battle for the pro-choice vote before the June 20th democratic primary.

Both candidates are endorsed by abortion organizations, but one mailer is bringing the heat.

The mailer, sent out by the Deeds campaign, says that he is the only candidate running for state senate who is "endorsed by reproduction rights organizations."

But Hudson says that's not exactly true. She's endorsed by the local Whole Woman's Health of Charlottesville, and she wants the mailer to be corrected.

"I just hope that he would correct the mistake. I have to assume that it was a mistake. I don't assume that he would willfully mislead voters. And so, maybe this is an opportunity for him to get to know some of the health care providers in his community. It's very clear that the statement on the mailer simply isn't true,” said Hudson.

According to the Deeds campaign team, the mailer was designed before they knew about Hudson's endorsement.

But the president and CEO of Whole Woman's Health of Charlottesville say they endorsed Hudson back in May, and the mailer didn't go out until June.

"I did get the mailing from Senator Deeds at my house, and I was pretty surprised. Because Whole Woman's Health had already endorsed Sally Hudson,” said Amy Hagstrom.

Hagstrom says that the reason she chose to support Hudson, instead of Deeds, is because she's a local face.

"I felt very strongly about Sally from the beginning. Sally's local in that she's a professor at UVA, she's also been a delegate representing us for quite some time. She's connected in the community. We have had her speak at events. I've heard her all around town, and so I think she's well-versed in the local issues,” Hagstrom said.

Hudson says that she is proud of her local connection, something she says her opponent lacks.

"I do think it's important for legislators to be rooted in their communities, and working side-by-side with the patients and health-care providers that they're serving every day. I can't imagine how you can do this work without those kinds of close community connections,” said Hudson.

However, Deeds says that he has been endorsed by two abortion organizations. REPRO Rising Virginia and the Virginia National Organization for Women PAC in a statement from Deeds about the mailer.

"At the end of the day, this is a case of semantics, not disinformation,” the Deeds campaign said in a statement. “Senate District 11 has always had two candidates in this race who fully support abortion access, and Senator Deeds has never and would never imply anything different. Senator Deeds has always been a champion for protecting abortion rights and expanding access to reproductive health care, and Senate District 11 is lucky to have two candidates who align on these critical issues.”

"In this new post-Roe world, we need leaders like Creigh Deeds to ensure reproductive freedom is a true reality for the people of the Senate District 11 and each and every Virginian,” REPRO Rising Virginia Executive Director, Tarina Keene said in a statement.

On the other hand, Lisa Sales, with Virginia NOW PAC says that she believes Deeds represents their local chapter because of his constant effort.

"Oftentimes, what the Charlottesville chapter tells me, is Senator Deeds shows up for them. He shows up when he's invited to speak. He shows up for those more informal occasions. But, he also shows up for them when he's not asked. He has really strong relationships in the local community, and that's what it’s all about,” she said.

Sales also says that Deeds' character would not intentionally go after Hudson in the way that she is saying his mailer does.

"I know this campaign to do their due diligence. And I also know that that endorsement came, I think, at the end of May. And I'm sure that that flyer was built and approved, that mailer, long before that endorsement manifested,” said Sales.