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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Endorsements are piling up in the US Senate Republican race

From the marshall campaign:

Marshall is conservative candidate in this race’


Organization Cites ‘Clear, Significant Difference’ Between Marshall and Gilmore on Human Life

FRC Action, the legislative advocacy arm of the Family Research Council founded by Dr. James Dobson in 1983 to promote marriage and family and the sanctity of human life in national policy, on Tuesday endorsed Del. Bob Marshall for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate.

“Delegate Marshall is the conservative candidate in this race,” Connie Mackey, FRC Action’s senior vice president said in a statement released from its headquarters in Washington, D.C. “There is a clear and significant difference between Bob Marshall’s claim to the pro-life mantle and Jim Gilmore’s.

“During his more than 17 years in the Virginia House of Delegates, Bob Marshall has exemplified what it is to be a statesman. It is a great honor for FRC Action to endorse Bob Marshall for the U.S. Senate.”

Marshall (R., Manassas) and ex-Gov. Gilmore are vying for the GOP nomination at the Republican State Convention on May 30-31 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. They seek the seat held by retiring Sen. John W. Warner (R.). Former Gov. Mark Warner, no relation to the current senator, is the presumptive Democrat nominee for the office.

“[Marshall] drafted and led the way for Virginia’s partial-birth abortion ban bill,” Mackey said in her statement. “He sponsored the successful ballot initiative preserving marriage. He protected the rights of Old Dominion taxpayers by dismantling the unelected tax authority in Virginia by winning a unanimous decision from the Virginia Supreme Court. He has proclaimed that he is a conservative, he has acted like a conservative, and he has won many battles as a conservative.”

Gilmore, on the other hand, “has insisted that abortion remain legal for up to the first eight weeks of pregnancy,” Mackey said. “Under Gilmore’s policy, it would be legal for approximately 700,000 unborn children to be killed each year.”

With Dobson’s leadership since it inception, the council, a 501(c)(3) organization, has exerted a strong national presence in promoting the traditional family unit and furthering the Judeo-Christian value system upon which it is built.

FRC Action, the council’s legislative advocacy arm, is a 501(c)(4) membership organization.

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