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James Dobson endorses Dave Weldon for U.S. Sen



James Dobson, the evangelical leader who founded Focus on the Family, has endorsed underdog Dave Weldon for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination over frontrunner Connie Mack IV:


"I strongly encourage all Floridians to get behind this honorable man.  He will be a wonderful Senator," Dobson said. "While in the U.S. House of Representatives, he was a champion for the sanctity of human life.  In particular, his work to block funding for destructive human embryonic stem cell research was extremely important.  Also, the Weldon-Hyde language protecting health care providers from being forced to participate in abortion procedures was extremely important.  Dave has solid conservative values and credentials as a hard-working legislator.  He is a veteran, having served our country in uniform for many years, and I know he will be a tremendous asset for our nation in the U.S. Senate."

Dobson said he was speaking as a private individual.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 10:40am]


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