By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative/PAC Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
A Pennsylvania judicial candidate overcame a direct attack by pro-abortion extremists for an apparent Election Day victory.
With 95 percent of the precincts reporting, Republican Megan McCarthy King appears to have won a seat on Pennsylvania’s Superior Court.
This, despite a media ad campaign attacking King for being recommended by the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Political Action Committee.
The attack ad began with an ominous “warning to Pennsylvania Democrats.” The commercial then went on to say that King “opposes a woman’s right to choose,” citing the fact that she was recommended by the pro-life PAC. The video then urged Pennsylvanians to vote to “protect our rights” and “vote no on Megan King.”
But apparently Pennsylvania voters weren’t listening.
As of this writing, King had the second-highest vote total in the field of four candidates—impressive, considering the ad blitz against her. Planned Parenthood-backed Daniel McCaffery appears to have won the other seat on the Superior Court by an extremely narrow margin. Indeed, out of the more than four million votes cast, only 11,000 votes separate McCaffery from King.
King’s victory directly contrasts with the tired old narrative that a Republican cannot win statewide in Pennsylvania because of the Democrat stronghold of Philadelphia. It may also be an encouraging sign for the electoral prospects of President Trump in the Keystone State next year.