Pro-Life Candidates Score Wins in 2024 Primary Election

Salem, Ore. — Pro-life candidates across Oregon secured important victories in the 2024 primary election. Oregon Right to Life PAC (ORTL PAC) supported 79 candidates in this primary election, making 76 endorsements and three recommendations. Most of the supported candidates won their races or qualified for runoffs in the fall.

“Pro-life candidates truly swept to victory in this election,” Oregon Right to Life executive director Lois Anderson said. “After tonight’s results, we can look forward with confidence to the general election in November.”

In June of 2023, ORTL PAC announced a campaign to defeat Representative Charlie Conrad (R-Dexter) after his support for HB 2002, which would have allowed 10-year-old girls to receive abortions without parental knowledge. Last night, pro-life and ORTL PAC-endorsed candidate Darin Harbick scored a decisive win against Conrad in House District 12, defeating the incumbent in his re-election bid with an overwhelming 83 percent of the vote. Harbick was among six ORTL PAC-endorsed state representative candidates who won pro-life victories in contested races. 

ORTL PAC-endorsed candidates have also claimed wins in contested Senate races where the sitting pro-life senators were barred from running for re-election after their historic walkout protesting radical pro-abortion legislation. Todd Nash scored a victory in Senate District 29, Noah Robinson replaced his father Sen. Art Robinson (R-Cave Junction) in Senate District 2, and Diane Linthicum replaced her husband and Republican Secretary of State nominee, Sen. Dennis Linthicum (R-Klamath Falls) in Senate District 28.

“Oregon’s abortion and assisted suicide laws are radical and out of touch,” Anderson said. “This election once again proves that ordinary Oregonians support sensible pro-life candidates and common sense protections for our state’s most vulnerable, including the unborn and medically vulnerable adults.”


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