Pro-Life Group Backs Dino Rossi in Washington, Cory Gardner in Colorado
by Steven Ertelt
October 12, 2010
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A pro-life women’s group issued two endorsements today for candidates in Washington state and Colorado. The Susan B. Anthony List has endorsed Dino Rossi, who is seeking the Senate seat in Washington, and Cory Gardner, running for a congressional seat in Colorado.
Both candidates received the endorsement of the Susan B. Anthony List because they are facing pro-abortion lawmakers endorsed by Emily’s List, which funds candidates and politicians who support abortion and forcing taxpayers to fund it.
The Susan B. Anthony List is proud to support Dino Rossi in his bid to defeat Senator Patty Murray, said SBA List president Marjorie Dannenfelser in a statement to LifeNews.com.
Patty Murray has voted repeatedly in favor of taxpayer funding of abortion and has been rewarded with more than $538,000 in campaign contributions from the pro-abortion lobby," Dannenfelser explained. "Washington taxpayers deserve better than Patty Murray. They can count on Dino Rossi to keep their hard-earned tax dollars from paying for abortions. He is the better candidate for women and all Washingtonians.
Murray received a zero percent rating from the National Right to Life Committee in the 111th Congress — including votes against the Nelson-Hatch Amendment to prevent tax dollars from paying for abortions through the health care bill and a vote against the Mexico City Policy to prevent federal dollars from paying for abortions and promoting abortion policies overseas.
A recent Rasmussen Reports Poll showed Rossi leading Murray by a 49 percent to 46 percent margin.
Meanwhile, in Colorado, the SBA List announced its endorsement of Colorado State Representative Cory Gardner, candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in Colorados 4th District, against pro-abortion freshman incumbent Betsy Markey.
The contrast between Cory Gardner and Betsy Markey is clear, Dannenfelser told LifeNews.com. Cory Gardner has consistently voted to protect life in the Colorado State House while EMILYs List favorite Betsy Markey has voted in lock-step with the pro-abortion Obama-Pelosi administration."
"Unlike Betsy Markey, Cory Gardner will protect the hard-earned tax dollars of Colorado families from funding abortion. He is the better candidate for women and all Coloradans," she said.
Markey has been endorsed by Emily’s List, as was the case when she beat pro-life former Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, who is now a national spokeswoman for the SBA List. Markey has received $248,924 in campaign contributions from the pro-abortion group and she holds a 16 percent voting record with the National Right to Life Committee. That includes votes in favor of taxpayer funding of abortion in the health care reform bill and against the pro-life Stupak-Pitts Amendment to prohibit federal funding of abortion.
The Susan B. Anthony List plans to spend $6 million on voter education in the midterm elections, including $3 million on key Senate races.
Related web sites:
Susan B. Anthony List – https://www.sba-list.org
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