The Right to Life of Michigan Political Action Committee won 91.7 percent of races featuring an endorsed candidate in Michigan’s August 2 primary. The victory percentage was the highest for the RLM-PAC since 2006.
Brian Elder, Democratic candidate for state representative in the 96th district, was the marquee victory for RLM-PAC-endorsed candidates.
RLM-PAC Chairman Paul Miller said, “Last night was another example of how a truly grassroots movement can impact the course of our state and nation. Prolife voters show up to the polls and can make the difference between victory and defeat.”
The 96th district Democratic race featured the only head-to-head matchup in the primary election between the RLM-PAC and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan. Brian Elder won with 47 percent of the vote, Planned Parenthood’s candidate Don Tilley received 40 percent. A third candidate, Brian DuFresne, received 14 percent.
Miller said, “America needs two parties that value every human life, it’s encouraging to see Brian Elder’s win and we’d like to see more of those.”
The RLM-PAC won in 9 of 9 congressional races and 65 of 66 state house races. RLM-PAC endorsed judicial candidates won or advanced to the general election in 18 of 21 races. The victory rate for local races was 150 of 168.
Other priority race victories included Beth Griffin winning a three-way contest in the 66th state house Republican primary with 61 percent of the vote, and Jim Lilly winning a three-way Republican primary in the 89th house district with 61 percent as well.
Miller said, “We’re looking forward to the general election and maintaining strong prolife majorities in Michigan’s Legislature and our Congressional delegation.”