Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell picked up the endorsement of National Right to Life, the nation’s oldest and largest pro-life organization, giving the Kentucky Republican a key boost in his re-election race.
Carol Tobias, NRLC’s president, said at a press conference that she was “proud” to endorse Mr. McConnell’s bid for a sixth term in Congress.
“For many years, Senator McConnell has been among the most effective legislative champions of the pro-life cause — and the most skillful obstacle to the forces pushing radical anti-life agendas,” Mrs. Tobias said.
Mr. McConnell is running against political newcomer and wealthy Louisville businessman Matt Bevin in the the state’s GOP primary.
Whoever wins will face off against Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, the state’s secretary of state in the general election.