Colorado Senate Candidate Jane Norton Gets Pro-Life Group’s Endorsement

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 5, 2010   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Colorado Senate Candidate Jane Norton Gets Pro-Life Group’s Endorsement

by Steven Ertelt Editor
August 5
, 2010

Denver, CO ( — When Colorado voters head to the polls next week to cast their ballots for a Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, Americans United for Life hopes they’ll support Jane Norton. She is the former Lt. Governor who is taking on pro-life district attorney Ken Buck in the race for the GOP nod.

The winner of the nomination with face either of two pro-abortion Democrats, Michael Bennett and Andrew Romanoff, in the November election in what is considered one of the most hotly contested Senate seats in the nation.

Charmaine Yoest, the president of Americans United for Life Action, contacted today to explain her group’s endorsement.

“Americans United for Life Action is proud to lend our first-ever endorsement to [Norton]," she said.

"She has fought taxpayer-funded abortion in her state, honoring the wishes of Coloradans. She has been a leading voice in promoting adoption and has worked successfully to protect vulnerable children," Yoest said.

"In an era where Washington elites are ignoring the will of the American people, Jane Norton will be exactly the kind of Senator we need – a powerful pro-life voice in the U.S. Senate," Yoest added.

Americans United for Life Action is the new legislative action arm of Americans United for Life, a longtime leader in the legal and legislative pro-life battles in Congress, courts, and state legislatures across the country.

A Denver Post poll conducted in late July showed Buck ahead of Norton 50-41 percent, but had the numbers moving in Norton’s direction after some gaffes by Buck earned him negative attention and media coverage.

The newspaper shows Norton leading Romanoff 45-40 percent but losing to Bennett 46-43 percent. Buck currently is tied with Bennett at 46 percent and with Romanoff at 43 percent.

However, the Post poll was conducted of registered and not likely voters and a Rasmussen poll of likely voters from just days before had Buck leading both pro-abortion Democrats by 6 percent and Norton leading Romanoff by 4 percent and leading Bennett by 9 percent.

Bennett has been leading the Democratic primary, but the new Post poll shows Romanoff ahead by a 48-45 percentage point margin — his first lead in the campaign.

The Susan B. Anthony List has also endorsed Norton, but the National Right to Life Committee and Colorado Citizens for Life, the statewide pro-life group, have stayed neutral in the Senate race.


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