NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut PAC has announced endorsements for the August 10th Primaries in key races across Connecticut. The group is non-partisan, and endorsements are given only to candidates who request an endorsement and are deemed by the PAC to be 100% pro-choice.
In the Republican Primary for Attorney General, NARAL Pro-Choice CT PAC has endorsed Ross Garber. Garber faces anti-choice challenger Martha Dean who has been endorsed by the anti-choice Family Institute of Connecticut (FIC).
"Ross Garber promises to enforce the laws of Connecticut,” said PAC Chair Cari Pierdes. "It is extremely important that the next Attorney General of the state of Connecticut remain pro-choice”.
In the Democratic Primary for State Comptroller, NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut PAC has endorsed Kevin Lembo. Kevin Lembo is a leader on reproductive choice.
"As the state’s HealthCare Advocate, Kevin worked closely with the pro-choice community in defense of federal conscious clause legislation and attempts to restrict access to abortion in federal health care reform,” said Cari Pierdes, NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut PAC Chair.
Lembo faces anti-choice Michael Jarjura in an August 10th Democratic Primary.
NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut PAC has also endorsed two candidates in state House primaries: Matt Ritter in the 1st district Democratic Primary (Hartford), and Susana Vidan for the open seat in a Democratic Primary in the 144th district (Stamford).
NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut PAC also notes that gubernatorial candidates Ned Lamont and Dan Malloy, Lieutenant Governor candidates Nancy Wyman and Mary Glassman, and Secretary of State candidates Denise Merrill and Gerry Garcia are all 100% pro-choice based on their responses to the PAC questionnaire.
The NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut PAC endorsement is given only to those candidates who have requested endorsement and who are deemed by the PAC to be 100% pro-choice.