99 Days to Decide: Pro-Life PAC Learns Endorsed Candidate Is Pro-Choice
July 26, 2010
A Massachusetts anti-abortion group is taking a second look at its recent endorsement of gubernatorial candidate Tim Cahill after finding out he's supported abortion rights.
Though Cahill indicated that he backs a number of proposed restrictions in the questionnaire filled out for the Massachusetts Citizens for Life Political Action Committee, he has generally backed abortion rights.
PAC Chairwoman Madeline McComish said Monday that the endorsement stands and for the moment the group is not reconsidering. But she said the organization wants Cahill to "clarify" his positions before mobilizing activists in support of him.
"It's contingent on his reaffirming these issues," she said.
Cahill, the Massachusetts state treasurer, is an independent candidate for governor. McComish said Cahill's opponents, Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick and Republican Charlie Baker, are "totally pro-abortion."