The National Right to Life Committee endorsed Republican Leah Vukmir for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin on Thursday, citing Democrat Tammy Baldwin’s support for “abortion on demand.”
“You are a strong advocate for life,” the committee wrote in a letter to the candidate (below). “In contrast, your opponent, Tammy Baldwin, supports a policy of abortion on demand. She even voted against protecting unborn children who can feel pain during late abortions. And Tammy Baldwin voted for taxpayer funding of abortion providers.”
Last week, during the debate sponsored by TMJ4/WUWM, Senator Baldwin struggled to defend her support for late-term and partial birth abortions.
“As a nurse, I’ve made it my mission to save lives,” Ms. Vukmir said in a statement. “I’m proud to be 100% pro-life and to have the endorsement of the National Right to Life Committee. Together, we can work to protect America’s most vulnerable — the unborn.”
President Donald Trump is heading to Wisconsin next Wednesday to support Leah Vukmir for U.S. Senate against incumbent Democrat Tammy Baldwin. The president has been on his on a national midterm campaign tour for Republicans in an effort to protect their majority in the U.S. House and expand it in the U.S. Senate.
The rally in Wisconsin will be his seventeenth in Wisconsin and the second rally in the Mosinee/Wausau area since he first began his race for president in June, 2015. President Trump became the first Republican presidential candidate to carry The Badger State since Ronald Reagan in 1984. It was the first crack in the Blue Wall, the first one of three Midwest states.
The PPD Senate Election Projection Model projects 51 seats as either Slightly, Leans, Likely or Solidly Republican. The election projection in Wisconsin is Leans Democrat, though some polls did seem to indicate the incumbent widened out her lead again.
But demographically, the movement toward Republicans in the other states means Senator Baldwin cannot sleep on the race in the final stretch.
“Sadly, Senator Baldwin has voted for radical policies Wisconsinites think are barbaric, like allowing partial-birth abortions where fully developed babies are ripped from their mothers’ wombs,” Ms. Vukmir added. “It’s time for us to have a senator who will protect Wisconsin’s voiceless over the pro-abortion special interests who have given Baldwin more than $750,000.”
Michael Glassner, Chief Operating Officer to Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., said in an email that President Trump will talk about the success of the booming economy that’s delivering new jobs and bigger paychecks to families across Wisconsin, as well as the critical need for voters to help protect and expand the GOP majorities in the House and Senate this November.
“The President will also remind Wisconsinites of the critical need to get out and vote on November 6th to help protect and expand the Republican majorities in the House and Senate, including supporting Leah Vukmir in her race against Tammy Baldwin for the U.S. Senate,” he concluded.
Senator Baldwin’s office did not respond to a request for comment.