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Abortion stand could risk votes for Casey
|Last Edited||Scott³ Jun 10, 2005 03:22pm|
|Media||Newspaper - Easton Express-Times|
|News Date||Thursday, June 9, 2005 09:20:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||Harrisburg Patriot-News article. |
"The mood bordered on irate when liberal abortion-rights leaders sat down to talk issues over breakfast yesterday.
Robert P. Casey Jr. was one reason.
Three months after state and national Democratic leaders anointed the Pennsylvania treasurer as the party's pick to challenge GOP U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, a key demographic of the party base remains frustrated, angry and feeling betrayed by leaders.
They believe the party's principles -- most notably support for abortion rights -- are being sacrificed to win at all costs the seat that Santorum has held since 1995.
"People are very upset that the Democratic Party is doing this, is abandoning women," said Kim Gandy, president of the National Organization of Women. "We don't understand why they don't learn. How many elections do you have to lose?"
Support from Democrats' traditional liberal base as well as moderate Republicans will be critical for Casey."
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