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Report: Romney Ran As Pro-Choice In 1994 Because Poll Showed ‘It Would Be Impossible For A Pro-Life Candidate To Win’

By Judd Legum on December 30, 2011 at 11:30 am

"Report: Romney Ran As Pro-Choice In 1994 Because Poll Showed ‘It Would Be Impossible For A Pro-Life Candidate To Win’"

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In a new book, Boston journalist Roland Scott reports that Mitt Romney ran on a pro-choice platform in 1994 after “polling from Richard Wirthlin, Ronald Reagan’s former pollster whom Romney had hired for the ’94 campaign, showed it would be impossible for a pro-life candidate to win statewide office in Massachusetts.” Romney is now trying to assure conservative voters he is pro-life, and has previously said his switch before running for the presidency was a moral revelation.

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