Below are the 10 most important races for governor in my mind. I have listed my endorsements based primarily on the candidates' positions on pro-family and pro-life issues. Most of these races are closely contested by pro-abortion opponents. If the pro-life leaders in these 10 races win, our country and specifically these states will be headed in the right direction.
2010 Governor Races
AR – Jim Keet (R) – Jim Keet is a a strong pro-life and pro-family candidate. He is in favor of repealing and replacing Obamacare. He has also received the endorsement of Mike Huckabee.
CO – Tom Tancredo (I) – Tom Tancredo is running as an American Constitutionalist Party member. He is strongly pro-life and is supportive of the personhood amendment 62. He is the best chance to beat pro-abortion candidate John Hickenlooper.
FL – Rick Scott (R) – Rick Scott has received an endorsement from Florida right to life. Below are some of his responses to the issue of abortion. "I am pro-life. I believe strongly in the sanctity of human life. I believe Roe v. Wade should be overturned, and as governor, would appoint judges who apply law and not impose their political agenda on the people, which was what was done in 1973 when Roe was wrongly decided," he says in an audio file on his web site. "As governor, I would have signed the pro-life ultrasound legislation that has passed both house of the Florida legislature and was vetoed by Charlie Crist for political reasons," he said. "This important legislation not only demonstrates that abortion is the taking of an innocent human life but also prevents Florida taxpayers from funding abortion through the federal health care plan that recently passed Congress."
GA – Nathan Deal (R) – Nathan is a conservative that is strongly pro-life and pro-family. His main opponent in the race Roy Barnes had his chance as governor a decade ago and he was a disaster. Nathan Deal has been endorsed by the Georgia Right to Life and Mike Huckabee.
IL – Bill Brady (R) – Bill Brady received a 100% rating and an endorsement from the Illinois Federation for Right to life. His Democrat opponent is pro-abortion. The race is close so if you live in Illinois, make sure to go out and vote for Bill Brady on Nov. 2nd. I feel for the people in Illinois because in the race for senator, both the republican and democrat are pro-abortion, social liberals. I’m afraid there is no good choice for senate, but at least the people of Illinois can make the right choice for governor.
KS – Sam Brownback (R) – Sam is a good Catholic man with strong pro-family and pro-life beliefs and policies. It is an easy decision in Kansas.
MN – Tom Emmer (R) – Tom Emmer is the pro-family, pro-life candidate for governor in the state of Minnesota. With only a couple weeks from Election Day, Emmer is only slightly behind pro abortion democrat Mark Dayton in the polls.
NM – Suzanna Martinez (R) - Martinez has been recommended by Right to Life New Mexico as a candidate who will stand up for pro-life principles. Her opponent in the race for governor is actively pro-abortion. In a statement, SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said, "As a district attorney, Susana Martinez has worked to protect children and families while Diane Denish, an honorary board member of the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL), opposes commonsense parental notification laws which ensure that parents are notified if their underage daughter seeks an abortion."
NY – Carl Paladino (R) – Carl Paladino has been the victim of some vicious attacks during his run for governor. He has had some personal struggles in the past and he isn't the most eloquent speaker, but his beliefs and policies are very pro-family and pro-life. His opponent is fiercely pro-abortion. The following is a statement on Carl Paladino’s website regarding his position on abortion. “I was born and raised a Catholic and have always believed in the inherent dignity and sanctity of all human life. I believe the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed. At its core, abortion is a fundamental assault on the sanctity of innocent human life - especially the abhorrent practice of partial birth abortion. I oppose using public revenues to promote or perform abortion and, as Governor, I will not fund organizations which advocate the procedure. I also support the appointment of judges who respect traditional family values and the sanctity and dignity of innocent human life.” He is a long shot to win the nomination, but anything is possible.
OH – John Kasich (R) – John Kasich has been endorsed by Ohio right to life as well as Mike Huckabee. The following is a quote from the head of Ohio Right to Life. "John Kasich had an outstanding pro-life voting record during his career in Congress," he said. "His running mate, Mary Taylor, is an articulate advocate of the right to life movement. As Governor and Lt. Governor, they will reflect the common sense and common decency of the people of Ohio." Kasich’s democrat opponent has compiled a pro-abortion record as Governor of Ohio.
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