Missouri Pro-Life Advocates Back Roy Blunt Over Robin Carnahan for Senate

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jun 24, 2009   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Missouri Pro-Life Advocates Back Roy Blunt Over Robin Carnahan for Senate

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
June 24
, 2009

Jefferson City, MO (LifeNews.com) — Next year, Missouri will have one of the most competitive mid-term elections as it appears a strong pro-life advocate will face a pro-abortion activist. The most likely matchup appears to be pro-life Rep. Roy Blunt taking on pro-abortion Secretary of State Robin Carnahan.

Although the Republican primary will decide the nominee, Blunt is getting backing from leading pro-life advocates for his bid to face Carnahan.

Missouri Eagle Forum, the state affiliate the national pro-family group Eagle Forum is in Blunt’s column now.

The group’s president, Joan Langenberg, called Blunt "the conservative candidate for United States Senate" and the endorsement follows ones from Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder and former Sens. Jim Talent, Jack Danforth and John Ashcroft.

"Roy Blunt is the best candidate to fight for conservative causes in the United States Senate and he is the only candidate who can defeat the liberal Robin Carnahan," Langenberg said. "Missouri conservatives can trust Roy Blunt to take principled stands for our causes and provide the vision, solutions and leadership we need in Washington. Roy Blunt is 100 percent pro-life."

Langenberg also went after Carnahan, who has been accused by pro-life groups of hurting a state ballot effort to stop taxpayer funding of abortion and human cloning.

"Robin Carnahan’s liberal special interests will be pouring millions of dollars into Missouri to air false attack ads against Roy Blunt," she said. "Meanwhile, the liberal media who is already fawning over Robin Carnahan will do everything they can to cover up her extreme liberal views by refusing to ask tough questions and making excuses for her failures as a candidate."

"It will be up to us to provide voters with the truth about Roy Blunt’s conservative record and the truth about Robin Carnahan’s support for abortion on demand," she added.

Blunt and Carnahan are running to replace retiring GOP Sen. Kit Bond, who is pro-life and will retire in 2010.

Asked about ”Blunt fatigue” – a potential reticence by voters to vote in another Blunt after Matt Blunt’s just-completed term as governor — Roy Blunt defended his son’s term as governor.

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