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Massive Pro-Life Blowout in US Governor Races ^ | November 3, 2010 | By Peter J. Smith

Posted on 11/04/2010 11:54:56 AM PDT by topher

Wednesday November 3, 2010

Massive Pro-Life Blowout in US Governor Races

By Peter J. Smith

UNITED STATES, November 3, 2010 ( – Pro-life candidates made a massive sweep of U.S. governor’s races on Tuesday’s midterm elections, capitalizing on the GOP wave.

Pro-life-endorsed candidates have so far picked up 12 governorships, and retained control of 9 governorships. At least three races involving pro-life candidates are undecided.

The 13 pro-life pick-ups (winner in bold):

Alabama – Robert Bentley (R) 58 percent vs. Ron Sparks (D) 42 percent.

Florida - Rick Scott (R) 49 percent vs. Alex Sink (D) 48 percent.

Iowa: Terry Branstadt (R) 53 percent vs. Chet Culver (D) 43 percent.

Kansas: Sam Brownback (R) 63 percent vs. Tom Holland (D) 32 percent.

Maine: Paul LePage (R) 38 percent vs. Eliot Cutler (I) 37 percent vs. Libby Mitchell (D) 19 percent.

Michigan: Rick Snyder (R)  58 percent vs. Virg Bernero (D) 40 percent.

New Mexico: Susana Martinez (R) 54 percent vs. Diane Denish (D) 46 percent.

Ohio: John Kasich (R) 49 percent vs. Ed Strickland (D) 47 percent.

Oklahoma: Mary Fallin (R) 60 percent vs. Jari Askins (D) 40 percent.

Pennsylvania: Tom Corbett (R) 55 percent vs. Dan Onorato (D) 45 percent.

Tennessee: Bill Haslam (R) 65 percent vs. Mike McWherter (D) 33 percent.

Wisconsin: Scott Walker (R) 52 percent vs. Tom Barrett (D) 47 percent.

Wyoming: Matt Mead (R) 72 percent vs. Leslie Petersen (D) 25 percent.

The nine (9) retained pro-life seats (winner in bold)

Alaska: Sean Parnell (R) 59 percent vs. Ethan Berkowitz (D) 38 percent.

Arizona: Jan Brewer (R) re-elected. Brewer 55 percent vs. Terry Goddard (D) 42 percent.

Georgia: Nathan Deal (R) replaces Sonny Purdue (R). Deal 53 percent vs. Roy Barnes (D) 43 percent.

Idaho: Butch Otter (R) re-elected. Otter 59 percent v. Keith Allred (D) 33 percent.

Nebraska: Dave Heineman (R) re-elected. Heineman 74 percent vs. Mike Meister (D) 26 percent.

South Carolina: Nikki Haley (R) replaces the disgraced Mark Sanford (R). Haley 51 percent vs. Vincent Sheheen (D) 47 percent.

South Dakota: Dennis Daugaard (R) replaces Mike Rounds (R). Daugaard 62 percent vs. Scott Heidepriem (D) 39 percent.

Texas: Rick Perry (R) re-elected. Perry 55 percent vs. Bill White (D) 42 percent.

Utah: Gary Herbert (R) re-elected. Herbert 64 percent v. Peter Corroon (D) 32 percent.

Undecided races for pro-life candidates: Illinois, Minnesota

Only U.S. State where a pro-abortion Republican has won: Nevada.

Pro-abortion Brian Sandoval (R) 53 percent v. Rory Reid (D) 42 percent.

Undecided races for pro-abortion candidates: Oregon.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election; governor; prolife; races
There are good numbers -- percentage of votes -- in this article -- in one place.

I don't know if I agree that pro-life was the reason many of these were elected, but they were conservative and pro-life, which were major factors.

The pro-life base has no trouble getting energized.

1 posted on 11/04/2010 11:55:02 AM PDT by topher
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To: topher

Thanks for the posting.

Little babies unborn would also be thanking you.

2 posted on 11/04/2010 11:58:05 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: topher

Pro-Life Friends,
Sweeping pro-life victories around the country yesterday continue a decided shift in public opinion toward the pro-life viewpoint in the U.S. The pro-life movement is on the move!

And it’s not just election wins. Public opinion polls consistently show a majority of Americans now identify as pro-life. Young people poll strongly pro-life. Abortions are way down (a decrease of 400,000 annually compared to the peak year, 1990). Babies are safer in America today, thanks to you!

Yesterday’s election wins give us more opportunities to save lives. Of course, it won’t be easy with a pro-abortion President and pro-abortion Senators still in a position to block pro-life legislation. But unborn babies have more voices to defend them than they did yesterday and that chorus of defenders is growing every day!

Thank you for supporting innocent unborn children in every way you can, and please stay in touch with National Right to Life as together we build a society that truly cares for these most helpless of God’s children.

For Life,

Wanda Franz,
President, National Right to Life

Fellow CCHL chapter members,
Wow, what a night! As hoped and prayed for, our candidates came through in spite of a few nervous hours waiting for Toomey. The so-called pro-life Democrats that voted for ObamaCare are gone—Dahlkemper, Kanjorski and Carney! These three were convinced they could survive by lying about their pro-abortion votes. We made other gains across the state. We are absolutely ecstatic about Corbett, and other pro-life victories in PA. Pro-lifers did exceptionally well in governorships, Senate and Congressional races across the country.

The over 600,000 guides spread across the state were no doubt the reason for Toomey’s close win and other pro-life victories. We know they make a 2% difference in statewide races. Everyone, take a bow, as it was the concerted effort of all of you that did such a fantastic job distributing our pro-life voter guides.

We are very thankful for these blessings and for each of you for your dedication to life.
Very grateful,

3 posted on 11/04/2010 12:00:11 PM PDT by francky (Pro Life!)
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To: topher

For the most part, we’re winning the battle in the primaries, nominating pro-life candidates.

4 posted on 11/04/2010 12:05:26 PM PDT by Crichton
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To: topher

Terry Branstad, not “Branstadt,” defeated incumbent Democrat Iowa Governor Chester Culver 53-43 percent. Life issues were very much an issue as Culver was very strongly anti-life in every way. Culver even said in Iowa City that human embryo research was the most important issue in his campaign.

5 posted on 11/04/2010 12:25:11 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: topher

but dems should be happy. After all...Harry Reid won.

6 posted on 11/04/2010 1:13:40 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Ding dong the Pelosi is gone!)
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To: topher

Obviously this proves we need more RINO’s and liberaltarians and kick out the social conservatives. /sarc

7 posted on 11/04/2010 1:15:33 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Ding dong the Pelosi is gone!)
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