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Pro-Life Group Endorses McConnell

3:54 PM, Sep 19, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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The National Right to Life Committee, which typically endorses pro-life incumbents, has endorsed Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell for reelection in 2014. WDRB.com has the story:

It's a big endorsement for McConnell but, so far, social issues have taken a back seat in the race.  In fact, this is the first time abortion has been raised as an issue in the campaign, and a big reason may be your wallet.

"On behalf of the National Right to Life Committee, I'm very proud and honored to announce the National Right to Life endorsement of Sen. Mitch McConnell for re-election," said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life at a Louisville news conference.

In endorsing McConnell, National Right to Life pointed to his long-time pro-life record.  "When someone has been there for you, and in the trenches fighting for you, that's when we're going to come back and say we're with you as well," said Tobias.

Both McConnell and his primary challenger Matt Bevin are pro-life.

McConnell appears to be earning support from other social conservatives as well. Last month, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee endorsed McConnell over Bevin, his challenger in the GOP primary.

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