I gotten a lot of calls asking me who the Republicans, and pro-lifers are in the Probate Court race. There are four republicans running. Lyle Dickson, Suzanne Dugas, Carol Hackett Garagiola, and Roberta Balon-Vaughn are Republicans. Bob Parker has given to both parties including Debbie Stabenow and Joe Hune. Kathy Oemke has a history of supporting democrats. I do not know anything about Anthony Kandt outside of what I've seen in the debates.
Right to life has endorsed Parker and Oemke. I also know personally that Roberta Balon-Vaughn and Lyle Dickson ARE pro-life (despite no endorsement) going back over the last 4 years. RTL said they would only back two people because of two positions open in the primary. That's their decision, but I want to make clear that Bobbi and Lyle are both pro-life.
I have two people I consider friends running in this race, so I'm keeping my vote quiet.