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Silver Lining: Pro-Life Candidates for Governor Win Victories

by Dan McConchie | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 11/7/12 3:57 PM

Politics, State

Four pro-life candidates won election as Governor this year.

Indiana: Pro-life hero Cong. Mike Pence is the new incoming Governor replacing term-limited Mitch Daniels. He defeated former state House Speaker John Gregg by 3 points.

North Dakota: Incumbent Gov. Jack Dalrymple easily won re-election over Senate Minority Leader Ryan Taylor by 29 points.

Utah: Incumbent Gov. Gary Herbert also trounced Peter Cooke by over 40 points.

West Virginia: Incumbent Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin won by 5 points over Republican Businessman Bill Maloney in the all pro-life race.

Pro-choice incumbents in Delaware, Missouri and Vermont all won re-election. In New Hampshire, pro-choice Senate Majority Leader Maggie Hassan will be replacing John Lynch. Pro-choice Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory will be replacing retiring Bev Purdue in North Carolina.

Montana and Washington have yet to be called. At this point, Montana looks likely to remain in pro-choice hands. Both candidates in Washington are pro-choice.

So far, the number of Republican Governors have risen by one – North Carolina. As McCrory is not pro-life, the number of pro-life Governorships appear likely to remain the same.

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LifeNews.com Note: Daniel McConchie is Vice President of Government Affairs for Americans United for Life Action, a national pro-life organization that works on legal and legislative matters.