TN Right to Life endorses Black for governor

Press release from Diane Black campaign

Nashville, Tenn. — Today, Tennessee Right to Life announced its endorsement of Diane Black for Governor. Tennessee Right to Life’s endorsement is the most recent on a growing list of pro-life organizations backing Diane Black including Susan B. Anthony List and National Right to Life.

“For more than 14 years Diane Black has demonstrated principled leadership toward the legislative goals of Tennessee Right to Life,” said Brian Harris, president of the state’s oldest and largest pro-life organization. “Our members have the deepest confidence that, among a field of pro-life candidates, Diane Black is best prepared by her experience and pro-life leadership to take on the next challenges facing Tennessee’s Right to Life movement.”

“Although Tennessee Right to Life is one of the most respected groups in our state, the work they do is not for praise or recognition, but for justice and protection for the lives of the unborn,” Black said. “Tennessee Right to Life has been an organization close to my heart for years. In the state legislature, we worked together to pass some of the strongest pro-life protections in the nation. I am honored to have their support.”

In the Tennessee General Assembly, Diane sponsored SJR 127, which became Amendment 1 – the most significantly pro-life measure in the history of the state.

In Congress, she sponsored many pieces of pro-life legislation including the Defund Planned Parenthood Act, the Conscience Protection Act of 2017, and a Congressional Review Act bill, signed into law by President Trump, that allows states to defund abortion providers like Planned Parenthood. She also co-sponsored the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.

As governor, Diane will continue to fight for those who can’t fight for themselves.

Note: Tennessee Right to Life also has a list of endorsements in state legislative campaigns and U.S. House races, mostly giving the blessing to Republican incumbents. (The only endorsed Democrat is Rep. John Mark Windle of Livingston.) In several hotly-contested GOP primaries, TRTL is neutral – declaring, for example, that in the 2nd Congressional District, both Tim Burchett and Jimmy Matlock “meet pro-life criteria.” Ditto for legislative races such as in Senate District 13, where Rep. Dawn White and Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess are competing for the seat vacated by Sen. Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro), House District 89, where former state Sen. Stacey Campfield seeks the GOP nomination against former Knox County Sheriff Tim Hutchinson, etc. In House District 61, five candidates for the open seat vacated by Rep. Charles Sargent (R-Franklin) get the neutral treatment. The endorsement list is HERE.
In U.S. House races, an exception to the general rule of endorsing of incumbents or neutrality is the open 6th Congressional District (now held by Black), where TRTL endorsed Bob Corlew over millionaire businessman John Rose and state Rep. Judd Matheny of Tullahoma in the GOP primary. Separate post HERE.

6 Responses to TN Right to Life endorses Black for governor

  • Jason Wallflower says:

    Diane Black’s poll numbers have COLLAPSED statewide. Bill Lee is eating into her support drastically. Going to be extremely hard for Diane Black to make up that lost ground in a month.

  • Stuart I. Anderson says:

    Remembering that job one for conservatives is to do whatever we can to make certain that we are not afflicted with eight years of Randy! Boyd, it is just as well that Diane Black is getting the major endorsements if this leads to her being clearly the front runner so all conservatives can unify behind her candidacy when the voting starts following the ANYBODY BUT BOYD strategy. Black, Harwell, and hopefully Lee will be equally sensitive to conservatives upon taking office so it really doesn’t make any practical difference who wins so long as one them wins. That result can only be assured if conservatives don’t go off and split their votes three ways while the centrists, the most tepid of the tepid conservatives, and liberal Democrats voting in the Republican primary vote for Randy!.

  • Eddie White says:

    Did Bill Lee contribute to Megan Berry’s campaign?

    • Stuart I. Anderson says:

      Great question Eddie. Perhaps Bill Lee does have a record after all and I should stop calling him a No Record Candidate, it’s just not a record his campaign manager wants to call to voter’s attention.

  • Bob Fischer says:

    No platform. Must be more values.

  • David Collins says:

    I don’t trust any candidate who wraps themselves in a flag and carries a cross.

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