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Wednesday, March 01, 2006 

Michelman Strikes Back?

From the Legal Times via The Corner, former president of NARAL Pro-Choice America Kate Michelman may be entering the Senate race in Pennsylvania as an independent...
The final straw? When Santorum's Democratic challenger, Bob Casey, endorsed the nomination of Samuel Alito Jr. to the U.S. Supreme Court. 'After Casey announced his support for Alito, I got calls from around the country,' says Michelman, a resident of the Keystone State since 1969.
Michelman was a fierce opponent of Justice Alito during his confirmation. She was even one of the witnesses testifying for the Democrats. Santorum is very vulnerable right now, especially since the Democrats have picked pro-lifer Bob Casey to run against him. If Michelman is serious and gets enough financial backing to be a credible candidate, she could peel away enough Democratic votes from Casey to give Santorum the victory. Talk about unintended (positive, for the Administration) consequences from a Supreme Court nomination.

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