Mich. Dems still split over abortion

The Michigan Deomcratic primary race to replace retiring Rep. Bart Stupak has "the same internal party fissures that dogged the lawmaker during his battle over abortion funding in the health care bill," CQpolitics.com reports today.

An early front runner is Connie Saltonstall, a former county commissioner who is an abortion-rights proponent. But, CQpolitics.com reports, "Stupak’s decision not to seek a 10th term has generated interest from a crop of state legislators in the district’s Northern Michigan and Upper Peninsula regions, who hew more closely to Stupak’s brand of socially conservative, populist politics. Most are opposed to abortion rights."


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