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2012 Human Life PAC Endorsements

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2012 General Election Endorsements

HUMAN LIFE POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

14400 Bel-Red Road, Suite 207, Bellevue, WA 98007  – 425-641-9345

 

 

Press Release:  September 14, 2012 Contact: Gerri (425) 681-8761  agduz@comcast.net

          

 

CANDIDATE ENDORSEMENTS and SURVEY RESPONSES

HUMAN LIFE POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE, 2012

 

VOTE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2012

          
Human Life Political Action Committee has surveyed candidates for the U. S. House, Senate, and the State Legislature.  More endorsements may be made as surveys are returned.

 

We urge citizens to review all candidates listed below.  Some candidates have a complete pro-life position and have received the Human Life PAC endorsement. Other candidates responding to the survey are in substantial or partial agreement with Human Life PAC's pro-life positions, and they deserve your consideration.

Human Life PAC endorses pro-life incumbents in races where the incumbent faces a pro-life challenger. When a previously endorsed candidate and current office holder runs for a higher/different office, that candidate is treated as an incumbent, and receives the endorsement.
          
The care of all human life and happiness, and not their destruction is the first and only legitimate object of good government,” Thomas Jefferson.  The Declaration of Independence affirms that Life is first necessary before liberty or the pursuit of happiness can exist. Talk of human rights is but a charade, if it is only for the “chosen” of the human family.
          
Based on qualifying criteria, Human Life PAC has endorsed candidates who assent to the truth that all human beings are valuable – the woman, her preborn child, those with disabilities, the elderly and the terminally ill.  
          

CODE: D = Democrat; R = Republican

                      

NATIONAL RIGHT TO LIFE PAC ENDORSES MITT ROMNEY

On April 12, National Right to Life PAC announced its endorsement

of Mitt Romney for President of the United States.

          

Comparison of Presidential Candidates on the Life Issues

http://www.nrlpac.org/pdf/POTUS%20Comparison.pdf

 

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COMPARISON ONLY OF CANDIDATES FOR US SENATE

          

MICHAEL BAUMGARTNER – R

          
U.S. Senate candidate Michael Baumgartner, the Republican challenging Sen. Maria Cantwell, said his views on abortion are closely aligned with the national party. He opposes abortion, with virtually no exceptions. As for Baumgartner’s own position: “I am still a Catholic. I still believe life begins at conception. That is consistent with my Catholic beliefs. And I believe we must protect life.”
Baumgartner added: “Whenever abortion comes up, we get questioned about the exceptions, but no one ever questions the extreme positions on the other side, late-term abortions, no on parental notification.”
Source: http://publicola.com/2012/08/20/one-question-for-gop-senate-candidate-michael-baumgartner/

MARIA CANTWELL – D

Endorsed by major groups which favor abortion.

          
    www.prochoicewashington.org/in-our-state/vote-pro-choice.shtml                             and www.ppvotesnw.org/elections-and-politics/candidate-endorsements/

 

 

 

US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

National Right to Life has endorsed the following incumbents who compiled a

100% pro-life voting record in the current 112th Congress:

          
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler - Cong District 3
Rep. Doc Hastings - Cong District 4
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers - Cong Dist 5
Rep. Dave Reichert - Cong District 8
                

 

HUMAN LIFE PAC HAS ENDORSED THE FOLLOWING CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATES

[Endorsed candidates are indicated by YES in the endorsed column.]

          
           District            Endorsed            Candidate            Party
          
1                        Yes                        John Koster                                    R
2                        Yes                        Dan Matthews                                    R
3                        Yes                        Jamie Herrera Beutler                        R
4                        Yes                        Doc Hastings                                    R
5                        Yes                         Cathy McMorris Rodgers                        R
10                        Yes                        Dick Muri                                    R

 

COMPARISON ONLY OF CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR

ROB MCKENNA - R

August 21, 2012,  Seattle Times By jim brunner and Emily Heffter Seattle Times staff reporters
Washington's Republican gubernatorial candidate, Rob McKenna …  says his position on abortion is the same one
he's had since he ran for the Metropolitan King County Council in the 1990s. While he personally opposes abortion,
he said, "I support a woman's right to choose under the laws in this state."

 

JAY INSLEE  - D

 

Endorsed by major groups which favor abortion.

                

www.prochoicewashington.org/in-our-state/vote-pro-choice.shtml

and www.ppvotesnw.org/elections-and-politics/candidate-endorsements/

 

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STATE SUPREME COURT – Richard Sanders, Position 9  – Endorsed

                

STATE TREASURER – Sharon Hanek , R  – Endorsed

 

STATE AUDITOR James Watkins, R  – Endorsed

 

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STATE LEGISLATIVE CANDIDATES

                                  

[Endorsed candidates are indicated by YES in the endorsed column.]

Candidates who are in substantial or partial agreement are included in this list.

 

 

          

District

Position

Endorsed

Candidate

PARTY

2

Senate

Substantial agreement

Randi Becker

R

3

Pos. 1

YES

Tim Benn

R

3

Pos. 2

Substantial agreement

Dave White

R

3

Senate

YES

Nancy McLaughlin

R

4

Pos. 1

YES

Larry Crouse

R

4

Pos. 2

YES

Matt Shea

R

4

Senate

YES

Mike Padden

R

6

Pos. 2

YES

Jeff  Holy

R

7

Pos. 1

YES

Shelly Short

R

8

Pos. 1

YES

Brad Klippert

R

8

Pos. 2

YES

Larry Haler

R

10

Pos. 2

YES

Dave Hayes

R

11

Pos. 2

YES       Sarah Sanoy-Wright

R

11

Senate

YES

Kristin Thompson

R

12

Pos. 1

YES

Cary Condotta

R

13

Pos. 1

YES

Judy Warnick

R

13

Pos. 2

Partial agreement

Matt Manweller

R

15

Pos. 1

YES

Bruce Chandler

R

15

Pos. 2

YES

David Taylor

R

16

Pos. 1

YES

Mary Ruth Edwards

R

17

Pos. 1

YES

Julie Olson

R

17

Pos. 2

YES

Paul Harris

R

17

Senate

YES

Don Benton

R

18

Pos. 1

YES

Brandon Vick

R

18

Pos. 2

YES

Liz Pike

R

18

Senate

YES

Ann Rivers

R

19

Pos. 1

YES

Dixie Kolditz

R

19

Senate

YES

Rick Winsman

R

20

Pos. 2

YES

Ed Orcutt

R

20

Senate

YES

Dan Swecker

R

23

Pos. 2

YES

James Olsen

R

24

Senate

YES

Jim Hargrove

D

25

Pos. 2

Substantial agreement

Hans Zeiger

R

25

Senate

YES

Bruce Dammeier

R

26

Pos. 1

YES

Jan Angel

R

26

Pos. 2

YES

Doug Richards

R

27

Pos. 1

YES

Steven Cook

R

28

Pos. 1

YES

Steve O’Ban

R

28

Pos. 2

YES

Paul Wagemann

R

28

Senate

YES

Mike Carrell

R

30

Pos. 1

YES

Linda Kochmar

R

31

Pos. 1

YES

Cathy Dahlquist

R

32

Pos. 1

YES

Randy Hayden

R

35

Pos. 2

YES

Drew MacEwen

R

38

Pos. 2

Partial Agreement

Michael Casey

R

39

Pos. 1

YES

Dan Kristiansen

R

39

Pos. 2

YES

Elizabeth Scott

R

39

Senate

YES

Kirk Pearson

R

40

Senate

Partial Agreement

John Swapp

R

42

Pos. 1

YES

Jason Overstreet

R

42

Pos. 2

YES

Vincent Buys

R

44

Pos. 1

YES

Mark Harmsworth

R

47

Pos. 1

YES

Mark Hargrove

R

47

Pos. 2

YES

Andy Massagli

R

49

Pos. 1

YES

Debbie Peterson

R

49

Pos. 2

YES

Carolyn Crain

R

49

Senate

YES

Eileen Qutub

R



2012 HLPAC Primary Election Endorsements:

STATE SUPREME COURT – Richard Sanders, Position 9  – Endorsed 

GOVERNOR – Shahram Hadian - R  – Endorsed 

ATTORNEY GENERAL – Stephen Pidgeon – R – Endorsed 

AUDITOR

** Mark Miloscia, D – Qualifies and Endorsed

James Watkins, R – Qualifies 

US SENATE   –  Dr. Art Coday   R – Endorsed 

US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

District

Position

Endorsed

Candidate

Party

Comments

1

 

Yes

John Koster

R

 

2

 

Yes

Dan Matthews

R

Joint Endorsement

2

 

Yes

John Shoop

R

Joint Endorsement

3

 

Yes

Jamie Herrera

R

 

4

 

Yes

Doc Hastings

R

 

4

 

 

Jamie Wheeler

R

Substantial Agreement

4

 

 

Mohammed Said

D

Partial Agreement

5

 

Yes **

Cathy McMorris Rodgers

R

 

5

 

 

Randall Yearout

R

Complete Agreement

6

 

Yes

Jesse Young

R

 

6

 

 

Stephen A Brodhead

R

Substantial Agreement

6

 

 

David (Ike) Eichner

R

Substantial Agreement

8

 

Yes

Keith Swank

R

 

8

 

 

Ernest Huber

R

Substantial Agreement

10

 

Yes

Dick Muri

R

 

10

 

 

Stan Flemming

R

Partial Agreement

 

 STATE LEGISLATIVE CANDIDATES 

District

Position

Endorsed

Candidate

Party

1

Pos. 1

YES

Brian Travis

R

2

Senate

Substantial Agreement

Randi Becker

R

3

Pos. 1

YES

Tim Benn

R

3

Pos. 2

Substantial Agreement

Dave White

R

3

Senate

YES

Nancy McLaughlin

R

4

Pos. 1

YES

Larry Crouse

R

4

Pos. 2

YES

Matt Shea

R

4

Senate

YES

Mike Padden

R

6

Pos. 2

YES

Jeff Holy

R

7

Pos. 1

YES

Shelly Short

R

 

 

 

 

 

8

Pos. 1

YES

Brad Klippert

R

8

Pos. 2

YES

Larry Haler

R

10

Pos. 2

YES

Dave Hayes

R

11

Pos. 2

YES

Sarah Sanoy-Wright

R

11

Senate

YES

Kristin Thompson

R

12

Pos. 1

YES

Cary Condotta

R

13

Pos. 1

YES

Judy Warnick

R

13

Pos. 2

Partial Agreement

Matt Manweller

R

15

Pos. 1

YES

Bruce Chandler

R

15

Pos. 2

YES

David Taylor

R

16

Pos. 1

YES

Mary Ruth Edwards

R

17

Pos. 1

YES

Julie Olson

R

17

Pos. 2

YES

Paul Harris

R

17

Senate

YES

Don Benton

R

18

Pos. 1

YES

Brandon Vick

R

18

Pos. 2

YES

Liz Pike

R

18

Senate

YES

Ann Rivers

R

19

Pos. 1

YES

Dixie Kolditz

R

19

Senate

YES

Rick Winsman

R

20

Pos. 2

YES

Ed Orcutt

R

20

Senate

YES

Dan Swecker

R

23

Pos. 2

YES

James Olsen

R

24

Senate

YES

Jim Hargrove

D

25

Pos. 1

YES Joint Endorsement

Carole Sue Braaten

R

25

Pos. 1

YES Joint Endorsement

Michele Smith

R

25

Pos. 2

Substantial agreement

Hans Zeiger

R

25

Senate

YES

Bruce Dammeier

R

26

Pos. 1

YES

Jan Angel

R

26

Pos. 2

YES

Doug Richards

R

27

Pos. 1

YES

Steven Cook

R

28

Pos. 1

YES

Steve O’Ban

R

28

Pos. 2

YES

J. Paul Wagemann

R

28

Senate

YES

Mike Carrell

R

30

Pos. 1

YES Joint Endorsement

Linda Kochmar

R

30

Pos. 1

YES Joint Endorsement

Tony Moore

R

31

Pos. 1

YES

Cathy Dahlquist

R

32

Pos. 1

YES

Randy Hayden

R

35

Pos. 2

YES

Drew MacEwen

R

38

Pos. 1

Substantial Agreement

Sam Wilson

R

38

Pos. 2

Partial Agreement

Michael Casey

R

39

Pos. 1

Yes

Dan Kristiansen

R

39

Pos. 2

YES Joint Endorsement

Elizabeth Scott

R

39

Pos. 2

YES Joint Endorsement

Gregory Lemke

R

39

Pos. 2

YES Joint Endorsement

Robert Zimmerman

R

39

Senate

YES

Kirk Pearson

R

40

Senate

Partial Agreement

John Swapp

R

42

Pos. 1

YES

Jason Overstreet

R

42

Pos. 2

YES

Vincent Buys

R

44

Pos. 1

YES

Mark Harmsworth

R

47

Pos. 1

YES

Mark Hargrove

R

47

Pos. 2

YES

Andy Massagli

R

49

Pos. 1

YES

Debbie Peterson

R

49

Pos. 2

YES

Carolyn Crain

R

49

Senate

YES

Eileen Qutub

R

 

 

 

 

 



HLPAC endorsements retrieved 7/5/12 from http://humanlife.net/view_reports.htm?rpid=41