MADISON, Wis. - Both Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin have won the endorsement of the anti-abortion group Wisconsin Family Action.
State Sen. Leah Vukmir announced her backing by the group Tuesday by reiterating her position that there should be no exceptions for abortion. As a state lawmaker Vukmir has introduced bills with no exceptions, but she's also voted for measures that include exceptions for rape, incest and protecting the life of a mother.
Her challenger Kevin Nicholson said at a Wispolitics.com luncheon Tuesday that he would be open to exceptions for abortions, but only on a "case by case" basis if the legislation "appreciably saves human lives" and was enforceable.
Nicholson is a former president of the College Democrats of America who previously supported abortion rights. Now he backs legislation that will move the country toward becoming a "pro-life nation."