Kansans for Life, State Pro-Life Group, Makes 2010 Election Endorsements
by Steven Ertelt
September 30, 2010
Topeka, KS (LifeNews.com) — When Kansas voters head to the polls in November to cast their ballots for races ranging from Senate and governor to the state legislature, Kansans for Life hopes they will keep pro-life candidates in mind. The statewide pro-life group today issued its endorsements for the 2010 election.
The Kansans for Life Political Action Committee made its pro-life candidate guide available today and pr-life Congressman Jerry Moran, seeking the Senate seat made available by Senator Sam Brownback, tops the list.
KFL PAC has also endorsed pro-life candidates for Congress, including state Sen. Tim Huelskamp in the 1st district, state Rep. Kevin Yoder in the 3rd district, and Mike Pompeo in the 4th district.
At the top of the KFL-PAC list for state-wide races is the GOP gubernatorial team of Brownback, a pro-life leader in the U.S. Senate, and his running mate, Kansas Sen. Jeff Colyer.
Secretary of State candidate Kris Kobach, a Republican, and both candidates for State Treasurer — Republican Ron Estes (R) and incumbent Democrat Dennis McKinney — merited endorsements from the pro-life group. While both treasurer candidates received a nod from Kansans for Life, neither major party candidate for state insurance commissioner did.
When it comes to the Attorney General race — important to KFL because the position allows for potential enforcement of pro-life laws limiting abortions and abortion businesses, KFL had a qualified statement.
"Due to his improved pro-life record, candidate questionnaire and personal interview, the KFL-PAC gave Attorney General candidate, Sen. Derek Schmidt (R), a ‘recommendation’ ", which though short of a full endorsement, is meant to urge voters to vote for him as the preferred candidate over Sebelius-appointed-incumbent, AG Stephen Six," a Democrat who backs abortion.
In the five state Board of Education races, the KFL-PAC endorses one challenger, Willie Dove (District 1) and incumbents John Bacon (District 3) and Ken Willard (District 7).
Also, KFL-PAC’s "Fire Beier" campaign continues, opposing retention of the 4 state Supreme Court justices that are on the ballot.
Two of the four justices, including Carol Beier, were appointed by former Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius from candidates nominated by a committee of five attorneys and four gubernatorial appointees.
Meanwhile, after a lively primary season with a preponderance of pro-life candidates, only 20% of the 125 House races are without a pro-life candidate, KFL notes. Of the 100 state representative candidates that the KFL-PAC supports, 65 are proven pro-life incumbents.
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