Does anyone know whether Rep. Troy Woodruff ran as a hardcore social conservative? According to this article, he intends to introduce legislation that would outlaw abortion except in the case of a medical emergency. He seems to acknowledge that such legislation is unconstitutional now, but with Bush appointing more conservative justices to the supreme court, maybe outlawing abortion will fly the next time it gets to the U.S. Supreme Court.
If this kind of social conservatism is something of a departure for Rep. “I’ll never vote for Daylight Saving Time” Woodruff, my theory is that he is aiming to find a constituency to replace the one he lost when he was the deciding vote to put Indiana on Daylight Saving Time.
J. A. Thomas says
Woodruff ran as a fiscal conservative. Absolutely correct that he is now trying to bolster support for his reelection bid by appealing to the social conservatives.