Giuliani Loses Dobson's Vote

Focus on the Family founder cites abortion support, "moral concerns"
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted May 18, 2007 6:58 AM CDT
Dr. James Dobson. (AP Photo/Patti Longmire)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Christian evangelist James Dobson came out swinging against Rudy Giuliani after the former mayor admitted last week that he supports abortion rights and same-sex domestic partnerships. Dobson says he won't vote for Rudy if he wins the GOP nomination, citing those issues and "moral concerns"  over his marital behavior.

Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, has a radio show with 7 million listeners. He has already said that he wouldn't vote for McCain, based on McCain's opposition to a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. No word yet on Romney, with whom Dobson has met privately. (Read more James Dobson stories.)