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Pro-Life: ‘Not a one-issue candidate’

The Idaho U.S. Senate candidate who legally changed his name to Pro-Life says he’s not a single-issue candidate. “That’s the real falsehood, that I’m a one-issue candidate – I’m not,” he told me in an interview. “I’ll take on any issue. I try to determine what the truth is.” As an example, Pro-Life, formerly known as Marvin Richardson, noted that while he and his family usually go out on the streets with signs each week to protest abortion, in the past week they’ve been protesting at McDonald’s restaurants “holding signs that said ‘McDonalds is pro-gay.’” The candidate said he’s objecting to McDonalds corporate policies supportive of gay and lesbian employees. “We were at six McDonalds last week,” he said. He said he’s also against the war in Iraq, because, “Unjust war is murder and this is an unconstitutional war and we shouldn’t be over there.”

Protesting abortion and other issues, he said, is “just what we do every day. And if we didn’t live so far out in the country, I’d like to have a house on a busy street – I’d just be out in front of my house holding my sign.”

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

Named best state-based political blog in Idaho for 2013 by The Fix

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