Pro-Life voters set to walk on Kean

New Jersey’s two pro-life organizations are set to back John Ginty for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination. In an e-mail message to members last weekend, New Jersey Right to Life Legislative Affairs Director Marie Tasy urged pro-life Republicans to help Ginty get enough signatures to secure a position on the June primary ballot, calling State Senator Thomas Kean, Jr. “pro-abortion and pro-embryonic stem cell research.” “New Jersey Right to Life is an organization that puts the pro-life position before party loyalty. We would not have supported Tom Kean, Jr. regardless of how he voted on embryonic stem cell research,” said Tasy. “It was a well established fact long before Kean’s December vote that he was a self avowed supporter of abortion. To suggest that pro-life voters were content with Tom Kean, Jr. before the vote in support of embryonic stem cell research is a blatant misrepresentation of the pro-life position.” Dan Clark, the President of the New Jersey Republican Pro-Life Coalition, said that Kean might not be able to secure the support of pro-life voters, even in the general election. “The problem Tom Kean has with pro-life, conservative voters right now is bigger than just a possible primary challenge. Tom Kean’s committee vote to support human embryonic experimentation last December seems to have been the catalyst for John Ginty’s candidacy. Before that vote, Tom had cleared the primary field and kept conservative critics at bay. Kean’s vote was perceived as a big poke in the eye to the party’s pro-life base and the chatter among activists began to find a challenger. Believe it or not, there are people who claim to be pro-life activists who want to see Tom Kean lose to pro-abortion Bob Menendez in November. Tom Kean gave these activist mouthpieces a huge club to beat him over the head with from now until Election Day. Whether John Ginty ultimately files and runs, Kean’s problem with pro-life, conservative voters will remain because of this vote,” Clark told PoliticsNJ.com.

Pro-Life voters set to walk on Kean