The pro-life and pro-family base of the Republican Party is celebrating following both gubernatorial elections Tuesday and the defeat of Proposition 1 – the “gender identity” bathroom bill – in Houston.
On Wednesday morning, Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, applauded the election of pro-life governors in Kentucky and Mississippi.
“This year’s historic election of a pro-life governor in Kentucky and the re-election of a pro-life governor in Mississippi are more evidence that the pro-life position is a winning position,” said Pavone in a statement sent to Breitbart News. “Americans are electing more leaders who know the difference between serving the public and killing the public.”
In Kentucky, Matt Bevin became only the second Republican to be elected governor in the last 40 years. While Kentucky has been a consistently Republican state in presidential elections, the Governor’s mansion has belonged to the Democrats, with Republicans only holding the state’s highest office for four of the last 44 years.
Bevin’s campaign also emphasized his support of Kim Davis, the Rowan County, Kentucky clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
While most polls had Bevin trailing, he won with some 53 percent of the vote in a race with three candidates. In Mississippi, pro-life Governor Phil Bryant easily won re-election with 66 percent of the vote.
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