Elena Kagan’s Political Contributions Go to Pro-Abortion Democrats, Radicals

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 20, 2010   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Elena Kagan’s Political Contributions Go to Pro-Abortion Democrats, Radicals

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
May 20
, 2010

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — As the analysis continues on Elena Kagan, more evidence is coming out about the company she keeps and how it would influence her role as a Supreme Court justice. Conservative writer Morgen Richmond writes at Big Journalism about one donation recipient who should cause concern.

Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Al Gore, and John Kerry are some of the prominent abortion advocates Kagan has supported in the past.

As Richmond notes, "she has donated exclusively to Democrats, with Obama receiving more than half ($6300) of the $12,300 in total she contributed to national level campaigns in the preceding 10 years."

According to the Boston Herald, Kagan has supported Deval Patrick’s gubernatorial campaign and Tim Murray for lieutenant governor.

But, Richmond says, "every media outlet has either failed to report, or missed, a campaign contribution of Kagan’s which seems pretty notable given how little is known about her political beliefs and preferences."

Kagan made a maximum ($500) campaign contribution to John Bonifaz, who was running in the Democratic primary campaign for Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and that donation cause Richmond particular concern.

"I suspect like me most of you have probably never heard of John Bonifaz, but it turns out he is about as far left as you can get before joining the Bernie Sanders fan club," he writes. "His opponent in the 2006 race actually accused him of being a closet Green Party supporter, which of course is just a polite way of calling someone a socialist."

Richmond notes that Bonifaz has some affiliations "which demonstrate his extreme left credentials."

He authored the book the Warrior-King: The Case for Impeaching George W. Bush and is a former board member of Democrats of America (PDA), a stridently liberal pro-abortion group

His only national-level political endorsements in 2006 were from Dennis Kucinich, John Conyers, and Jesse Jackson, Jr, Richmond noted.

"In fact, Bonifaz is so far out of the political mainstream he overwhelmingly lost the campaign for Secretary (17-83%) even in liberal Massachusetts. He was a far-left, fringe candidate and Kagan supported him," Richmond said.

"Now, one campaign contribution is not much of a basis to draw any conclusions, and campaign contributions in general are really outside the realm of what is evaluated and discussed during a Supreme Court confirmation hearing. But I do find it interesting that this donation was not reported by any of the other media outlets that covered this, in spite of the fact that it is a matter of public record," Richmond concldued.

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