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Family Research Council Endorses Marshall for Senate

Anita Kumar

The legislative advocacy arm, FRC Action, of the Family Research Council, founded in 1983 to promote "marriage, family and the sanctity of human life," endorsed Del. Robert G. Marshall (Prince William) for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.

"Delegate Marshall is the conservative candidate in this race," said Connie Mackey, senior vice president of the group's legislative advocacy arm, FRC Action. "There is a clear and significant difference between Bob Marshall's claim to the pro-life mantle and Jim Gilmore's."

Marshall and former governor James Gilmore III will compete for the Rpeublican nomination at a state convention at the end of the month. The winner will face Democrat Mark R. Warner in a seat held by retiring Sen. John W. Warner (R).

Marshall "drafted and led the way for Virginia 's partial-birth abortion ban bill," Mackey said in a statement. "He sponsored the successful ballot initiative preserving marriage. He protected the rights of Old Dominion taxpayers by dismantling the unelected tax authority in Virginia by winning a unanimous decision from the Virginia Supreme Court. He has proclaimed that he is a conservative, he has acted like a conservative, and he has won many battles as a conservative."

By Anita Kumar  |  May 7, 2008; 7:54 AM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar , Election 2008/U.S. Senate , James Gilmore III , John W. Warner , Mark Warner  
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