Sean Hannity says anti-abortion political candidates are unelectable

Hannity: “It is a death sentence for candidates, especially in swing states. You cannot win”

Sean Hannity says anti-abortion political candidates are unelectable

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Citation From the April 13, 2023, edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Sean Hannity Show

HANNITY: They're outright lying. Let me be a little more direct than you're being. You're being gracious, you're from South Carolina. I get it. I'm a little more blunt, raised in New York, although I did live in Alabama, Georgia, and other places around the country.

So, you're right. They're demagoguing it. They're lying about it. They're turning it into a big issue. Let me give you an example how Republicans better nominate people -- and they need to understand where people are on this issue. Because it's a -- politically, it's a divisive issue. And understand that, you know, I believe in the sanctity of life. I'm pro-life.


HANNITY: However, politically speaking, it is a death sentence for candidates, especially in in swing states. You cannot win.

CALLER: -- lose before they even start voting. Yep.

HANNITY: Okay. So I'll give you a case in point, Doug Mastriano, running for governor in the great state of Pennsylvania. He lost as, well, let's put it this way. The new governor, Shapiro, as a non-incumbent, won that race by the largest margin of any non-incumbent since the early 1940s. He got destroyed, utterly decimated.

Now, that impacted Dr. Oz's race. Oz, you know -- Mastriano lost by, like, 16 points. Oz lost by 2 and a half, 3 points. I forget the final total. But it was close. And Dr. Oz was able to pull off something that very few people can pull off. And that is ticket-splitting. In other words, somebody would vote for a Democrat for governor, but then switch for a Republican on the Senate side. But there's only so much ticket-splitting you can ever get.

If you had somebody, in the case of Mastriano, no exceptions for rape, incest or the mother's life, guess what? You're not going to win any race except in a very small few states with that position. Now, I'm speaking politically. I'm not speaking morally. I'm not telling you to compromise your values. But those candidates won't win, period.