Anti-abortion rights group to sponsor debate in RNC chairmanship race

Anti-abortion rights group Susan B. Anthony List has signed on as a co-sponsor of the upcoming debate between candidates running for the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee.  

Americans for Tax Reform, the group headed by Grover Norquist, is also sponsoring the forum, which will be held Jan. 3 at the National Press Club.

"It is critical that the next RNC chairman sincerely recognize the electoral power of the pro-life movement, can articulate its message, and is prepared to advance its priorities," Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of SBA List, said in a statement. "We look forward to vetting the candidates on Life through thoughtful questioning and open discussion."

Several candidates have announced their runs for the RNC chairmanship. Current leader Michael Steele hasn't said whether he will seek a second term.