Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The endorsement dilemma

Emily Belz | WORLD Magazine

For pro-family and pro-life groups, many of this year's primaries offer no easy choices

Vince McMahon once pretended to choke his daughter Stephanie with a pipe on television in 2003 during a staged wrestling match. In another match in 2001, he told a woman to grovel on the floor, bark like a dog, and then take her clothes off. Vince and his wife, Linda, along with their children control World Wrestling Entertainment, a billion-dollar professional wrestling company that trades in fake kicks to the groin as well as more lurid fare.

Linda McMahon won the Republican primary for Senate in Connecticut on Aug. 10, beating out former CIA analyst, congressman, and Vietnam veteran Rob Simmons. She trails the state's Democratic Attorney General Richard Blumenthal by merely 10 points. Blumenthal's lead has evaporated from 41 points in January, mostly due to his misleading statements about serving in Vietnam. While McMahon didn't win the endorsement of family-values groups, they didn't attack her either. The Family Institute of Connecticut (FIC), a 20-year-old family-values group, upbraided her opponent, Simmons, who opposes a ban on partial-birth abortion and received a 100 percent rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America. Read more

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