By Karen Cross, National Right to Life Political Director
National Right to Life endorsed candidate David Jolly won the Republican nomination with 45% of the vote, defeating state Rep. Kathleen Peters, who had 31%, and General Mark Bircher, with 24%, in the January 14 special Republican primary in Florida’s 13th Congressional District.
The National Right to Life Victory Fund actively supported David Jolly in the primary.
Because the field was cleared for pro-abortion Democrat candidate Alex Sink, there was no Democrat primary.
David Jolly will face Alex Sink, an EMILY’s List candidate, in the March 11 general election. EMILY’s List supports radical pro-abortion candidates who support abortion-on-demand for any reason and who support taxpayer-funded abortions.
Some political pundits are calling this race a “bellwether” for the 2014 elections. The district went 51% for Obama in 2012.
Following the death of Congressman Bill Young (R-Fl.), Governor Rick Scott scheduled a January 14 special primary and March 11 special general election to fill the vacant 13th district seat.
Early voting begins March 1 through March 9, 2014, for the March 11 special general election.
You can help the National Right to Life Victory Fund win key Congressional elections this year by donating here. The NRL Victory Fund uses voter identification and persuasion methods that have proven successful to get out the pro-life vote for over 30 years. Please support the Victory Fund and help us win pro-life control of the U.S. Senate and House this year!
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