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Proposed Abortion Ban Breeds New Generation Of GOP Leaders

A new generation of Republican leaders band together under the abortion-issue umbrella.

The New York Times: G.O.P. Senators See An Upside In A Problematic Issue: Abortion
It reads like a who's who of the next generation of Republican Party leaders: Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Rob Portman. But what is bringing all these marquee political names together is not the Iowa State Fair or a Tea Party rally on the National Mall. Rather, they are all talking discreetly about how to advance a bill in the Senate to ban abortion at 20 weeks after fertilization (Peters, 7/27).

The issue is also playing in Virginia's gubernatorial race --

Politico: Abortion Key For Virginia Voters, NARAL Poll Shows
Highlighting Ken Cuccinelli's strident opposition to abortion will help drive female voters who might otherwise stay home to the polls in the off-year Virginia governor's race, according to a Democratic poll conducted last month for the abortion rights group NARAL Pro-Choice America. A statewide survey by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, shared first with Politico, focused on which messages might get women who voted in the 2008 or 2012 presidential elections, but not for governor in 2009, to show up (Hohmann, 7/29).

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