Kathleen Kennedy Townsend on Abortion

Former Democratic Challenger MD Governor

Endorsed by NARAL and EMILY's list

Townsend received an endorsement from a leading abortion-rights group, the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL). Townsend "has been a consistent supporter of ours," [NARAL's representative] said. "We can trust her to trust women."

Townsend's likely general election opponent, Bob Ehrlich, says he favors abortion rights. But NARAL activists accuse Ehrlich of trying to mask his record and say he has frequently voted against bills NARAL backs.

Townsend's abortion views had garnered her financial support earlier. In the past year, she has received thousands of out-of-state dollars after receiving the backing of EMILY's List, a Washington-based advocacy group billing itself as a political network for Democratic women favoring abortion rights.

Source: David Nitkin, Baltimore Sun Apr 26, 2002

Recommended by EMILY's List of pro-choice women.

Townsend is endorsed by EMILY's list, a pro-choice PAC:

EMILY’s List operates as a donor network, recommending pro-choice Democratic women candidates to its members, who contribute directly to the candidates they choose. In the 1999-2000 election cycle, EMILY’s List members contributed $9.3 million to pro-choice Democratic women candidates. In its 16-year history, EMILY’s List has helped to elect four women governors, eleven women to the United States Senate and 53 women to the U.S. House of Representatives. “Women continue to be the power players in Democratic politics,” said Ellen R. Malcolm, president of EMILY's List. “In 2002, redistricting could result in as many as 75 open seats, creating multiple opportunities to recruit and elect pro-choice Democratic women.”

Source: Press Release on Diane Watson (CA-32) victory 01-EL1 on Apr 11, 2001

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AK Frank Murkowski
AL Bob Riley
AR Mike Huckabee
AZ Janet Napolitano
CA Arnold Schwarzenegger
CO Bill Owens
CT Jodi Rell
DE Ruth Ann Minner
FL Jeb Bush
GA Sonny Perdue
HI Linda Lingle
IA Tom Vilsack
ID Dirk Kempthorne
IL Rod Blagojevich
IN Mitch Daniels
KS Kathleen Sebelius
KY Ernie Fletcher
LA Kathleen Blanco
MA Mitt Romney
MD Bob Ehrlich
ME John Baldacci
MI Jennifer Granholm
MN Tim Pawlenty
MO Matt Blunt
MS Haley Barbour
MT Brian Schweitzer
NC Mike Easley
ND John Hoeven
NE Dave Heineman
NH John Lynch
NJ Jon Corzine
NM Bill Richardson
NV Kenny Guinn
NY George Pataki
OH Bob Taft
OK Brad Henry
OR Ted Kulongoski
PA Ed Rendell
RI Don Carcieri
SC Mark Sanford
SD Mike Rounds
TN Phil Bredesen
TX Rick Perry
UT Jon Huntsman
VA Tim Kaine
VT Jim Douglas
WA Christine Gregoire
WI Jim Doyle
WV Joe Manchin III
WY Dave Freudenthal
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