Pro-Choice Candidates Ahead in 2001 Elections

Pro-Choice Virginia gubernatorial candidate Mark Warner (D), according to a recent Washington Post poll, enjoys a 10-point lead over his staunchly anti-choice opponent, Mark Earley (R). Earley opposes legal abortion even in cases of rape and incest and forged his strong anti-choice record while serving in the VA Senate and as VA Attorney General. In support of Warner, NARAL began a newspaper ad campaign yesterday in Virginia highlighting his pro-choice stance.

With the election fast approaching, the New Jersey Star-Ledger reports that NJ gubernatorial candidate McGreevey (D), also pro-choice, is ahead in the polls there. McGreevey has won the endorsement of NARAL New Jersey PAC. Bret Schundler (R), McGreevey’s opponent, has been vocal about his anti-choice stance throughout the New Jersey governor’s race.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer also reports that pro-choice candidate Jane Campbell (D), running for mayor of Cleveland, has a 7-point lead in the polls against Raymond Pierce (D). Campbell, a long-time feminist activist, is the former field director of ERA America and has served in the Ohio state legislature for twelve-years.

Election day is Tuesday, November 6.


Washington Post Poll Virginia Governors Race: October 2001; Star-Ledger, 11/02/01; Plain Dealer, 11/02/01; NARAL Press Releases, 11/01/01 and 10/24/01; NARAL Fact Sheets

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