Friday, March 10, 2006
Kate Michelman, former president of NARAL, considering challenging Casey
Mr. Casey's pro-life position has angered pro-choice Democratic activists
and could bring into the race Kate Michelman, former president of NARAL
Pro-Choice America. Should that happen, it would split the Democrats and turn
the November election into a competitive contest, independent polls indicate.
"If there were a third-party candidate on the ballot who
is pro-choice, that candidate could draw heavily from Casey backers among
liberal Democrats, enough to make it a close race," said Clay F. Richards,
assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, whose surveys
show that Mr. Casey is vulnerable on the abortion issue with pro-choice
Democrats. "If Michelman gets in, I think you would see
Casey's support drop," Mr. Richards said.
This could get interesting...