Wisconsin Pro-Life Group Endorses Ron Johnson in Upcoming Senate Campaign
by Steven Ertelt
June 17, 2010
Madison, WI (LifeNews.com) — Wisconsin Right to Life is weighing in on the competitive U.S. Senate race and its political action committee today announced it is endorsing Ron Johnson for the Republican nomination. Johnson, a businessman, faces another businessman Dave Westlake for the GOP nod.
The winner of the primary election will ultimately face incumbent pro-abortion Sen. Russ Feingold, who faces no Democratic primary opposition.
WRTL PAC chair Bonnie Pfaff says the endorsement of Johnson is based on his strong belief in the sanctity of human life, his exceptional leadership background and his outstanding credibility.
"Ron Johnson is an individual who believes that protecting the most vulnerable members of the human family is the right thing to do," said Pfaff. "He will work in Congress to help create a culture of life, where every human being is welcomed and protected."
"We believe Ron Johnson is an individual who has the values, background and experience to serve all the citizens of Wisconsin in an exceptional manner. The Wisconsin Right to Life Political Action Committee is very proud to make this endorsement," said Pfaff.
Recent polling data makes it appear the November general election will be a close one.
A late May Rasmussen Reports poll has Feingold ahead of Johnson by two percentage points, 46-44. Against Westlake, Feingold has a larger 9 percent lead, 47-38, suggesting Johnson has a better shot at defeating the pro-abortion senator.
Pollster Scott Rasmussen had this to say about the race: "As he has in surveys since the beginning of the year, Feingold continues to fall just short of 50% regardless of which Republican hes matched against. Incumbents who earn less than 50% of the vote at this stage of a campaign are considered potentially vulnerable. Feingold was reelected to a third term in 2004 with 56% of the vote."
Johnson was endorsed at the May state Republican Convention.
Related web sites:
Wisconsin Right to Life – https://www.wrtl.org
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