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Democratic Nominee For Governor of New Hampshire Campaigns At Abortion Clinic

October 4, 2018

Molly Kelly, a former state senator who is one of 11 children, campaigned at an abortion clinic Wednesday while running for governor of New Hampshire.

Kelly, 69, a Democrat, is challenging current governor Chris Sununu, 43, a Republican.

Both candidates support legal abortion, but Kelly is hitting it harder, insisting that Sununu come out against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Sununu has said he plans to wait for the results of the now-completed Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into so-far-unproven allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh.

Kelly toured Equality Health Center in the state capital, which was formerly known as Concord Feminist Health Center, according to The Union Leader. The abortion clinic opened in 1974, the year after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion nationwide through its decision Roe v. Wade.

Sununu was one of 30 Republican governors who signed a letter in July backing Kavanaugh. Two GOP governors in New England were among the three Republican governors nationwide who did not sign the letter:  Charlie Baker of Massachusetts and Phil Scott of Vermont. Both, like Sununu, are running for re-election in November.

Sununu is the favorite in New Hampshire. Sununu led Kelly by 15 points in a University of New Hampshire poll taken in mid-August.



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