Some good news and some very bad news from the Pacific Northwest. Democrat Christine Gregoire won’t seek a third term as Governor of Washington. She was “elected” in 2004 by 129 votes, though, I remain convinced that she stole the election from pro-life Catholic Dino Rossi by having hundreds of felon votes count. She was a strident supporter of legal abortion despite professing the Catholic faith. She was a favored candidate of the militant pro-abortion Emily’s List (which only supports pro-abortion women running for office.)
But next year’s race for governor might see two supporters of abortion!
Attorney General Rob McKenna, a Republican, is considered a strong favorite to win the Republican nomination and he has an early edge in polling against the likely Democratic nominee, Rep. Jay Inslee.
However, Rob McKenna is also a supporter of abortion who professes to be Catholic. In his 2008 race for re-election as attorney general, McKenna said: “I am pro-choice, and I’m on the record as being pro-choice.”
We face the prospect of replacing pro-abortion Catholic Democrat Christine Gregoire with pro-abortion Catholic Republican Rob McKenna.
Republicans in the Evergreen State need to realize that they will lose the Catholic vote if they nominate a pro-abortion Catholic at the top of their ticket next November.