West Virginia: 88% of Pro-Life Candidates Win Primaries

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 9, 2012   |   12:39PM   |   Charleston, WV

The pro-life community in West Virginia had an excellent night during its primary election last night as 88 percent of the candidates the main statewide pro-life group endorsed made it past their primary and on to the general election.

As West Virginians for Life informed LifeNews today:

The West Virginians for Life Political Action Committee (WVL PAC) is pleased to report an 88% success rate or 130 of 147 endorsed candidates to make it through the May 8 Democrat and Republican primaries combined.

One of the biggest nail-biters of the night turned out to be in Senatorial District 9, where pro-life Delegate Daniel Hall edged out Senator Richard Browning (also Majority Whip) in the Democrat Primary by the unofficial count of 220 votes or 51%-49%.

The full list of statewide candidates WVFL endorsed includes:

US President – Mitt Romney (R)
US Senate – Sheirl Fletcher (D)
John Raese (R)
US House – Dist 1 – David McKinley (R)
Dist 3 – Rick Snuffer (R)
Governor – Earl Ray Tomblin (D)
Bill Maloney (R)
WV Supreme Court – Allen Loughry (R)
Attorney General – Patrick Morrisey (R)
Secretary of State – Brian Savilla (R)
Auditor – Glen Gainer (D)
Larry V. Faircloth (R)
State Treasurer – John Perdue (D)
Mike Hall (R)
of Agriculture – Walt Helmick (D)

The group did not endorse Senator Manchin, saying, “He has betrayed pro-life voters with his disappointing 75% pro-abortion voting record.” The group also did not back pro-abortion John Yoder for WV Supreme Court since he supported the pro-abortion “Freedom of Choice Act” as a state Senator.