The Family Research Council Action political action committee waded into the closely-watched Republican primary in Virginia’s 5th District Thursday, announcing that it is endorsing teacher Feda Morton.
"Feda Morton has proven that she is a true friend of the family. We need men and women who will fight to defend the family, and family budgets, against the extreme agenda of the Left in the House of Representatives," said FRC Action PAC Chairman Tony Perkins. "I am convinced Ms. Morton will do just that.”
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While Perriello campaigned as pro-life during his successful 2008 run against veteran GOP Rep. Virgil Goode, the freshman Democrat has taken criticism from pro-life groups for supporting the health care reform bill. Some in the pro-life community argue that the legislation lacked sufficient restrictions ensuring that the bill would not provide federal funds for abortions.
In this divided primary, Feda Morton has slowly been building up momentum behind her campaign as the strongest social conservative in the field. Social conservatives are the base voters in the Republican Party, the people who loyally go out and work tirelessly for GOP campaigns everywhere. And with recent questions raised about the social conservative credentials of other candidates, I think Morton is in a very good position as we approach the mad dash to the finish line. Good luck Feda!