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Pro-life candidates fare well in West Virginia primaries

by | May 9, 2018

By West Virginians for Life

Pro-life Attorney General Patrick Morrisey

The brightest light in the 2018 primary election returns Tuesday was the win of Attorney General Patrick Morrisey in the Republican primary for the United States Senate. West Virginians for Life Political Action Committee (WVL-PAC) believes that in November Morrisey will provide a stark contrast to incumbent Joe Manchin (D), who has been two-faced on pro-life issues since going to Washington. He has a 40% pro-life record in this session of Congress.

“First, I want to say thank you to West Virginians for Life for your early endorsement and your support,” Patrick Morrisey said in a message. “Every vote and every bit of support made a difference in this race. As you know, I am fully committed to the pro-life movement and community. We have a lot of opportunities in the coming campaign and hopefully, in the U.S. Senate, to talk about the importance of the right to life and to make a real difference for unborn life.”

West Virginians for Life PAC supports the pro-life incumbents David McKinley in the First Congressional District and Alex Mooney in the Second Congressional District in their re-election bids. In the Third Congressional District, the WVL-PAC also supports winner Del. Carol Miller (R) who has a 100% pro-life voting record. Her opponent, Sen. Richard Ojeda (D), voted to force West Virginia taxpayers to pay for abortion on demand.

Of the 118 races where the WVL-PAC made endorsements, there were 102 victories or 86%. In many cases where the WVL-PAC-endorsed candidates did not prove to be successful, the winner was also pro-life.

“West Virginians for Life PAC looks forward to supporting Attorney General Patrick Morrisey in his race for the U.S. Senate in November,” said WVL-PAC President Wanda Franz, Ph.D. “As Attorney General he has had a strong record of support and advocacy in defense of life. We expect him to bring this firm determination for pro-life principles to his work in the U.S. Senate.”

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