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March 06, 2006

Abortion Rights Harpy Kate Michelman May Run For Pennsylvania Senate

They're coming apart at the seams. The Republican Party is fractious, certainly, but the liberals just can't seem to agree on whether they should destroy the Democratic Party slowly or rapidly.

Abortion rights leader Kate Michelman is thinking of jumping into the Senate race in Pennsylvania as an independent.

Michelman is appalled by Democratic Party leaders’ selection of anti-abortion candidate Bob Casey Jr. as their choice to try to unseat two-term Republican Sen. Rick Santorum.

For Michelman and other supporters of the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion decision, the final straw came in late January when Casey endorsed President Bush’s Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito.

Analyst and pollster Terry Madonna at Franklin & Marshall College in Pennsylvania said, “If she runs as an independent, they’ve given Santorum a significant boost.” He added, “This is a very interesting dilemma liberal Democrats have right now.”

Michelman said that if she joined the Senate race, she’d do so as an independent since she couldn’t meet Tuesday’s filing deadline to compete in the May 16 Democratic primary.

To run as an independent Michelman would need to get the signatures of 67,000 registered voters by Aug. 1.

I'm sure the Pa GOP would be more than happy to help her.

This would be a tiny help for Santorum. But I don't think the Democrats are nearly as pro-choice as Michelman imagines. Hell, I don't even think most are that pro-choice. They're about as pro-choice as I am: conflictedly so.

It's a cultural thing more than an actual issue thing. They just want their guy in there. And Michelman won't change that.


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