by Steven Ertelt
April 28, 2006
Trenton, NJ (LifeNews.com) — A New Jersey pro-life group has endorsed a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate this November, but a recent poll shows John Ginty running behind Tom Kean, Jr. The winner of the primary will face pro-abortion Democratic incumbent Robert Menendez, who has a slight lead over Kean in the race.
Saying he is the only pro-life candidate in the race, the New Jersey Right to Life PAC is backing Ginty, who is a County financial data analyst.
"John Ginty is a principled individual who speaks with clarity and conviction regarding his positions, especially on matters concerning the sanctity of human life," Marie Tasy, the group’s director said in a statement provided to LifeNews.com. "He offers a refreshing alternative to the hand-picked establishment candidates of both parties."
For pro-life voters, there’s no different between Menendez and Kean, Tasy says.
“Both Tom Kean, Jr. and Robert Menendez support abortion, embryonic stem cell research and cloning," she told LifeNews.com.
"John Ginty is someone we can count on and we are proud to give him our endorsement. We will urge every pro-life voter eligible to vote in the Republican primary on June 6th to cast their vote for John Ginty,” Tasy added.
Ginty will need all the help he can get.
According to a Quinnipiac University poll released yesterday, Kean leads Ginty 61 percent to 4 percent among Republican voters surveyed. Some 31 percent remained undecided about which candidate to support.
Meanwhile, the poll found Menendez leads Kean by a 40 to 34 percent margin, with 20 percent not yet having made up their mind about the two leading candidates.
Those numbers are similar to the results of a Quinnipiac University poll five weeks ago.
Tasy said her group will try to boost Ginty’s numbers with grassroots support and mailings to its members to get the vote out.
Pro-life candidates typically face an uphill battle in New Jersey, a state with predominantly pro-abortion voters.
Related web sites:
New Jersey Right to Life – https://www.njrtl.org