Thursday, May 23, 2013
Three pro-life groups are inviting Maine's U.S. Senate candidates to a forum in Bangor on April 24.
The Christian Civic League, Concerned Women for America and Maine Right to Life will host the event at 7 p.m. at the Bangor Baptist Church.
So far, Bruce Poliquin, Debra Plowman, Charlie Summers and a Representative for Scott D'Amboise have confirmed they will attend.
The Civic League is encouraging conservative Christians to spread the word to fellow church members and to attend the forum to show the candidates that voting Christians want to know the candidates' positions on issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion.
Issues such as contraception access and reproductive health also have been getting a lot of attention lately from groups on the left who believe Maine women will be a key voting blck for Democrats in the fall.Tweet
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