Pro-Life Candidates Emerge Victorious in Tuesday Primary Election Battles
by Steven Ertelt
August 9, 2006
Coldwater, MI (LifeNews.com) -- Pro-life candidates emerged victories in the handful of primaries on Tuesday that involved pro-life versus pro-abortion contests. Voters went to the polls in several states, including Michigan, Colorado, Missouri, Connecticut and Georgia.
In Michigan, voters in the seventh Congressional district selected pro-life former state Rep. Tim Walberg over incumbent Republican congressman Joe Schwarz, who has a mixed voting record on pro-life issues.
Schwarz, who lost by a 55-45 percent margin, admitted he lost in part because of his stance on key pro-life issues.
"I look at this election as probably a victory for Right to Life, anti-abortion, anti-embryonic stem cell groups," he told the Daily Reporter newspaper.
Michigan voters also selected pro-life Oakland county sheriff Mike Bouchard to take on pro-abortion Sen. Debbie Stabenow, a Democrat and pro-life businessman Dick DeVos to face off with pro-abortion Gov. Jennifer Granholm.
In Colorado, pro-life State Senator Doug Lamborn narrowly edged past former Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce executive Jeff Crank in a crowded Republican party primary to replace retiring Congressman Joel Hefley in the fifth congressional district. the rest