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By John Jalsevac

November 2, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Republicans are one step closer to a possible takeover of the U.S. Senate with the election of Rand Paul in the state of Kentucky, part of what Paul tonight labeled a “Tea Party tidal wave.”

The victory for Paul, who has declared himself to be unequivocally, 100% pro-life, also bodes well for pro-life activists, who are hoping that Tuesday’s election will put an end to any hopes of President Obama to further a radical pro-abortion agenda.

As of 9:10 pm., with 77% of Kentucky’s votes being counted, Paul is comfortably ahead of his Democratic challenger, Jack Conway, 55% to 45%.

On his election website, Paul, who is endorsed by Northern Kentucky Right to Life, has a forthright statement explaining his pro-life values. “I believe abortion is taking the life of an innocent human being,” he says. “I believe life begins at conception and it is the duty of our government to protect this life.”

In that statement Paul also pledges that he “will always vote for any and all legislation that would end abortion or lead us in the direction of ending abortion,” and declares that it “is unconscionable that government would facilitate the taking of innocent life.”

Paul, who prior to his election was a physician, is married with three children, and is the son of famed libertarian politician Ron Paul, who is also unapologetically pro-life.

In his victory remarks Tuesday evening, he stated, “I have a message from the people of Kentucky, a message that is loud and clear and does not mince words: we've come to take our government back.”

“Tonight, there's a Tea Party tidal wave, and we're sending a message to them. It's a message that I will carry with me on day 1 – it's a message of fiscal sanity, it's a message of limited constitutional government and balanced budgets.”

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