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Michelman For Senate?

Will Kate Michelman get into the Pennsylvania Senate race? From the Legal Times (sub. only):

Already frustrated with the Democratic Party for putting forward an anti-abortion candidate to run against Republican Sen. Rick Santorum, Kate Michelman, former president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, says she has been asked by a number of women’s groups and Democratic donors to jump into the hotly contested U.S. Senate race in Pennsylvania as an independent. The final straw? When Santorum’s Democratic challenger, Bob Casey, endorsed the nomination of Samuel Alito Jr. to the U.S. Supreme Court. ‘After Casey announced his support for Alito, I got calls from around the country,’ says Michelman, a resident of the Keystone State since 1969. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee declined to comment, and a call to EMILY’s List, a group that supports abortion rights candidates for elected office, went unreturned.

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