Congratulations, President Obama!

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I’ve never been so emotionally invested in an election in my life. We’ve all worked hard for this, and here it is. Thank you, America!

(And an exceptional concession speech from John McCain. It was a hard-fought battle, and all parties should be commended for their efforts. In light of the values of our new country (!), let’s put aside our differences and work together to make this country the wonderful place we know it can be.)

UPDATE: I woke up this morning and Obama is still the President-Elect. We have more winners as of 7:20 a.m. (we think, hope, etc., with 98% of precincts reporting)! Congratulations:

  • Senator Max Baucus
  • Governor Brian Schweitzer and Lt. Governor John Bohlinger
  • Secretary of State Linda McCulloch
  • Attorney General Steve Bullock
  • State Auditor Monica Lindeen
  • Superintendent Denise Juneau
  • Supreme Court Justice Patricia Cotter
  • Representative Mike Jopek
  • Representative Cheryl Steenson (won by 22 votes!)
  • Chief Justice Mike McGrath

It’s been a hard race – and for those of you who didn’t prevail this time around: Don’t give up the ship!

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NARAL Pro-Choice America endorses Barack Obama

Pro-Choice = Pro-Obama

NARAL organizations across the board support Presidential Candidate Senator Barack Obama as a champion for women’s reproductive rights in America. Watch the video below for more information on Obama’s and McCain’s voting records.

NARAL Pro-Choice America has also endorsed:

  • Montana Senator Max Baucus
  • Steve Bullock (Attorney General)
  • Patricia Cotter (Montana Supreme Court)
  • Mike Jopek (House District #4 – Whitefish)
  • Denise Juneau (Superintendent of Public Instruction)
  • Monica Lindeen (State Auditor)
  • Brittany Maclean (Montana Senate District #2 – including Whitefish, Columbia Falls, and a rural swath that runs from the North Fork through the Canyon to Marias Pass)
  • Linda McCullouch (Secretary of State)
  • Mike McGrath (Chief Justice, Montana Supreme Court)
  • Governor Brian Schweitzer
  • Cheryl Steenson (Montana House District #8 – downtown Kalispell)
  • Scott Wheeler (Montana House District #6 – the area north and west of Whitefish to the Lincoln County line. It also includes rural areas west of Kalispell and north of Marion)

See NARAL’s election site for more information about national candidates, and the Pro-Choice Montana Political Update site for local candidates.