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Anti-abortion group targets Sen. Houck

Somebody else is after Virginia Sen. Edd Houck (D-Spotsylvania).

A month after a group promoting “the Christian worldview in politics” declared its intention to defeat Houck, another anti-abortion organization said it was targeting the Senate Health and Education Committee chairman.

The Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund announced Wednesday that it “will spend $25,000 on a campaign to expose incumbent State Senator Edd Houck’s extreme record on abortion.”

State Sen. Edd Houck listens to debate at the Capitol in February 2010. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Craig Bieber, Campaign Manager for Sen. Edd Houck, responded by saying, “It’s these out-of-state special interest groups who are the real extremists. Their ultimate agenda is clearly to take away a woman’s right to choose and to make her own health care decisions.”

The fund also announced endorsements and financial support for four Republicans running for Senate: Bryce Reeves, Houck’s Republican challenger; Caren Merrick in the 31st District; Patricia Phillips in the 33rd; and incumbent Sen. Jill Vogel of the 27th.

Laura Vozzella covers Virginia politics for The Washington Post.



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