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Three Pro-Life Candidates Win Louisiana Runoff Elections

by | Dec 15, 2016

Issue Remains Important to Voters

Louisiana Representative-elect Clay Higgins

Louisiana Representative-elect Clay Higgins

Louisiana is sending three new pro-life legislators to Washington, D.C. Together with November’s election outcome, last Saturday’s runoff election shows that the pro-life issue is indeed an important one to Louisiana voters.

State Treasurer John Kennedy won the Senate runoff over Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell; State Rep. Mike Johnson beat Democrat Marshall Jones and will represent the 4th Congressional District in Congress; and Clay Higgins, a longtime law enforcement officer in Acadiana, will represent the 3rd Congressional District. Higgins beat fellow Republican and state Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle in the runoff.

Following the election, Louisiana Right to Life Executive Director Benjamin Clapper offered his thanks to Louisiana voters for remaining committed to electing candidates for office who are proudly pro-life.

Louisiana Representative-elect Mike Johnson

Louisiana Representative-elect Mike Johnson

Kennedy, for example, dedicated a strong portion of his advertising budget during the campaign to letting voters know where he stands on pro-life issues. He answered Louisiana Right to Life’s questionnaire 100 percent pro-life and was endorsed by National Right to Life.

“John has been clear about his pro-life position from day one of this election cycle,” Clapper said. “He made strong commitments through his questionnaire responses, both to Louisiana and National Right to Life. We look forward to his pro-life votes in the U.S. Senate to confirm Supreme Court justices, defund Planned Parenthood, protect unborn children, and more. We are thrilled that Louisiana will continue to have two pro-life U.S. Senators in Washington, D.C.”

Clapper said Johnson is a proven pro-life leader who has a bright future in Congress. Clapper said he is looking forward to working with both Johnson and Higgins, who will provide solid pro-life votes in the U.S. House.

Editor’s note. This analysis was provided by Louisiana Right to Life, NRLC’s state affiliate.

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