From The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room:
EMILY’s List, the political action committee that backs and fundraises for women candidates who support abortion rights, wasted little time on Tuesday backing Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan (D) for Senate.
Carnahan, who is the daughter of a former Missouri governor and Senator, announced earlier Tuesday that she is seeking Kit Bond’s (R) seat in the Senate. Bond has announced he will not run for re-election.
Robin Carnahan is not only pro-abortion, but also favors human cloning research and has so far thwarted pro-life efforts to let Missourians vote on a state-wide ban on human cloning with her faulty and biased ballot summary ruling in 2007.
Carnahan’s mother, Jean, also a supporter of abortion rights, represented the state of Missouri in the United States Senate when she was elected in 2000 following the sudden death of her husband, former Gov. Mel Carnahan. She was defeated by the pro-life Jim Talent in 2002, who was subsequently defeated by pro-abortion Claire McCaskill in 2006.
During his 20 years as a U.S. Senator for the state of Missouri Sen. Kit Bond has been a steady advocate for life. He has a 100% voting record with National Right to Life and a 0% record with NARAL. Possible pro-life candidates for his replacement are former Sen. Talent, former State Treasurer Sarah Steelman and current U.S. House Rep. Roy Blunt, father of former Gov. Matt Blunt.