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Pro-life candidates in Pennsylvania win two special elections

by | Mar 18, 2020

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation

A pair of pro-life candidates endorsed by the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Political Action Committee won all-important legislative seats in Tuesday’s special election.

In Pennsylvania state House District 8, pro-life Republican Tim Bonner was victorious in the race for an open seat representing Butler and Mercer counties.  And in state House District 58, pro-life Eric Davanzo achieved victory in the race to represent Westmoreland counties.

The two seats had previously been represented by pro-life legislators. Therefore, while the special election did not mean statistical gains for pro-life representation, it was definitely a morale-booster heading into the primary.

Currently, the Pennsylvania primary is set for April 28th, although there is talk of delaying the election because of the current coronavirus crisis.

The Keystone state is considered to be one of the key battlegrounds in the 2020 Presidential race. In 2016, then-candidate Donald J. Trump shocked the nation and many Pennsylvania pundits by winning the Commonwealth over pro-abortion politician Hillary Clinton.

Pro-life advocates in Pennsylvania are hoping for a repeat performance by the President in the fall. This week’s special election may be an indication that pro-life Republican candidates will fare better in PA than some mainstream news outlets would have us believe. 

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