I declined to pursue the Right to Life endorsement. Some believe my position will be hurtful to my bid for the election to the State Board of Education. I thought I might take a moment to explain.
RTL endorsements are not given to the candidate most committed to the issue of life, but factored along with "electability". I believe this puts the issue in second place over the wish for the RTL organization to be considered a powerful political force. In my opinion, all candidates who demonstrate a commitment to Life issues should receive the endorsement. This demonstrates the importance of this issue above politics.