Tennessee Right to Life Endorses Fincher for Congress, State Rep Candidate
by Steven Ertelt
July 6, 2010
Nashville, TN (LifeNews.com) — With the start of early voting for the August primary election fast approaching, Tennessee Right to Life has thrown its support behind Stephen Fincher, candidate in the Republican primary for the open congressional seat in western Tennessee.
The group said the endorsement is based on information resulting from candidate surveys, public statements, and interviews with candidates seeking the pro-life endorsement.
Fincher faces a crowded Republican primary field for the right to take on likely Democratic nominee state Sen. Roy Herron for the seat of retiring pro-abortion Rep. John Tanner.
"We are confident that the courage which led Stephen Fincher to challenge a 22 year incumbent is exactly the kind of courage required to stand for the cause of life in Congress," said Karen Brukardt, legislative liaison for Tennessee Right to Life.
"Stephen Fincher has the most consistent pro-life position of any of the candidates and is the only one who meets criteria for endorsement," she told Lifenews.com. "We look forward to working hard to encourage our members to actively support Mr. Fincher’s election to public office."
Meanwhile, the statewide pro-life organization is targeting the race to fill the open seat in state House district 57, endorsing candidate Robert Fields for election in the Republican primary on August 5.
"House District 57 has a proud legacy of sending proven pro-life leaders to the state House, legislators who not only vote pro-life but who have used their position to effectively advance the cause of life" said Brian Harris, president of Tennessee Right to Life.
"Mae Beavers and Susan Lynn have both served the pro-life movement with distinction and have been real leaders in efforts to restore protection for Tennessee’s unborn children," said Harris. "There’s only one candidate running for the seat who meets that same level of commitment and Tennessee Right to Life urges pro-life voters to actively work for the election of Robert Fields for the state House."
Fields was endorsed by members of the group’s political action committee following review of candidate surveys and interviews with interested candidates.
"Without question, Robert Fields is the only candidate whose position is 100% pro-life and the only candidate committed to advocating each pro-life position consistently and without compromise," said Trecia Dillingham, president of Wilson County Right to Life.
"With so much at stake in the next General Assembly, we can’t afford to begin electing candidates with less than total support for the protection of innocent human life," Dillingham said.
Early voting for the August 5 primary runs July 16-31.
Related web sites:
Tennessee Right to Life – https://www.vote4life.org
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