Anti-abortion group backs Childers for 1st District

National Right to Life has endorsed U.S. Rep. Travis Childers’ re-election in Mississippi’s 1st District.
The news came today from Childers’ campaign. Last week, the National Rifle Association endorsed him for his “A-plus” pro-gun voting record.
Childers, a Democrat from Booneville, is running his first re-election campaign. In 2008, he won a special election to serve several months and then that November beat Southaven Mayor Greg Davis in the general election.
Morgan Baldwin, a spokesman for Republican nominee state Sen. Alan Nunnelee of Tupelo, reacted to the news by saying, “Senator Nunnelee has been the pro-life leader in Mississippi for 15 years. And when he gets in Congress he will vote to fire Nancy Pelosi, and from a pro-life stance, that is a good thing.”
Childers said he’s honored to be endorsed by Right to Life, an organization focused on anti-abortion issues.
“I am proud to be a consistent supporter of their efforts to protect the rights of the unborn,” he said. “I will continue to work hard to ensure that taxpayer dollars are never used to fund abortion, and to be a champion of pro-life, north Mississippi values.”
In making the endorsement, NRL cited Childers’ “100 percent pro-life voting record.”
Childers and Nunnelee will be on the ballot with seven other independent and non-mainstream party nominees.

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