Pro-lifers rally behind Marshall in tight Senate battle

Friday, August 7, 2020
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Charlie Butts, Billy Davis (OneNewsNow.com)

Rep. Roger Marshall - KansasKansas pro-lifers are rallying around a Republican candidate who won a hard-fought party primary for a U.S. Senate seat.

U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall (pictured at left) won the 11-person primary August 4 and will now face state Sen. Barbara Bollier, a Republican-turned-Democrat who is viewed as a strong contender for the pivotal seat.

Melissa Leach of Kansans for Life Political Action Committee says Marshall, an experienced OB/GYN, deserves support from Sunflower State voters for a pro-life record during his two terms in office.

“He's delivered over 5,000 babies in his medical career. He's very pro-life,” Leach says of Marshall.

The congressman has also attained a 100% pro-life voting record with National Right to Life.

In a July 20 story, OneNewsNow reported Bollier switched to the Democratic Party after endorsing Democratic politicians and thus angering GOP leaders. She has said she switched parties in 2018 over “anti-transgender language” expressed by the Kansas Republican Party.

Democrats, meanwhile, watched Republicans split their allegiance between Rep. Marshall and Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state. Mirroring a tea party-like candidate, Kobach was viewed as the more “controversial” of the two GOP candidates for his outspoken views on illegal immigration and voting fraud, and he was also viewed by some as the outsider in the race. 

According to CNN, some Republicans feared Kobach would lose the Senate seat to Bollier in November after he lost to a Democrat in the 2018 race for governor -- in a state Donald Trump won by 20 points two years earlier.

Sen. Bollier, meanwhile, has broken fundraising records in her campaign and polls show a tight race. 

President Trump chose to withhold an endorsement of either candidate but congratulated Rep. Marshall Tuesday night in a phone call.

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