Faith & Freedom Coalition Tracks Local Candidates on Its Major Issues

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Ralph Reed, Head of Family & Freedom Coalition

Ralph Reed, Head of Family & Freedom Coalition, was caught in the Jack Abramoff bribery scandal last decade, but evidently you can’t keep a “good” man down.

The Faith & Freedom Coalition (“F&FC”) report on Orange County candidates is out.  F&FC assesses whether candidates support or oppose various positions on issues — or else assesses those issue from public records and statements.  The six issues chosen to represent support for Faith & Freedom are:

1. Support for Prop 8 (Keeping marriage between a man and woman)

2. Parental notification when a minor seeks an abortion

3. Opposing the raising sales and income taxes to balance budgets 

4. Giving the Boy Scouts of America access to public facilities 

5. Oppose taxpayer funding of abortions

6. Restore legal protection for preborn children

All candidates for which reports were posted supported all six of these issues.  These candidates included:

Congress: Emken (US Senate), Royce (49th), Calvert (42nd — the meant this to be Campbell in the 45th), Hayden (46th), DeLong (47th), Rohrabacher (48th), Issa (49th).

State Legislature: Huff (29th Senate — and my opponent), Walters (37th Senate), Norby (65th Assembly), Wagner (68th Assembly), Harkey (73rd Assembly), Mansoor (74th Assembly).

Local Races: This is too depressing.  Will finish tomorrow.


About Greg Diamond

Worker's rights attorney now moving into "good governance" litigation. North Vice Chair of Democratic Party of Orange County and occasional candidate. Proud to be prolix. Unless otherwise specifically stated, his writings never speak for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level. He tries to either suppress or openly acknowledge his partisan, issue, ideological, and "good government" biases in most of his writing here. If you have a question about any particular writing, just ask him about it and (unless you are an pseudonymous troll) he will probably answer you at painful length. He lives in Brea but generally doesn't blog about it. A family member works as a campaign treasurer for Wendy Gabriella in AD-73; he doesn't directly profit from that relatively small compensation and it doesn't affect his coverage. He does advise some campaigns informally and without compensation, although in 2014 he may receive some compensation for campaign consulting and fundraising for the campaign of Jorge Lopez for Orange County Assessor.