[ed_note]Charles Rudnick, candidate for state senate in the 1st Middlesex and Norfolk Senate District released the following statement today.[/ed_note]
Democratic state Senate candidate Charles Rudnick reasserted today his unwavering support for a womanâ€™s right to choose and his long history of working for female candidates for office and the issues they champion.
â€œI will take a back seat to no one when it comes to fighting for womenâ€™s rights to choose, to earn equal pay, to receive equal treatment in all facets of the workforce,â€ Rudnick said.
Rudnick, who is running for the Senate seat representing Newton, Brookline and Wellesley, made his comments after a last-ditch political mailing in the race misled some supporters about his position.
â€œI have heard from several of my supporters who were confused about a misleading mail piece they received recently from the National Abortion Rights Action League, and I want to set the record straight. The piece, backing my opponent, urges the reader to â€œVote pro-choice on September 14th,â€â€ Rudnick said. â€œObviously, there are two pro-choice candidates in this race. I will vigorously defend a woman’s right to choose and will oppose any efforts to dilute that right. I have always stood strongly by this position â€“ including during my campaign and when I supported Hilary Clinton and Martha Coakley. A vote for me is a pro-choice vote.â€
Rudnick said he first learned about the mailing from a supporter who was so upset that she stopped by his home to discuss it while she was out jogging.
â€œIâ€™m disappointed that NARAL would distribute a mail piece that so clearly creates confusion on this important issue. I hope it is not intentional,â€ Rudnick said. â€œI encourage all with concerns and questions about my positions to contact my campaign.â€
Those interested in contacting the Rudnick campaign can call the campaign headquarters (617-559-9801) or send an email to email@example.com. The Democratic primary election will occur on September 14th.