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

Somewhat verbose worker's rights and government accountability attorney, residing in northwest Brea. General Counsel of CATER, the Coalition of Anaheim Taxpayers for Economic Responsibility, a non-partisan group of people sick of local corruption. Deposed as Northern Vice Chair of DPOC in April 2014 when his anti-corruption and pro-consumer work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, who then worked with the lawless and power-mad DPOC Chair to eliminate his internal oversight. Occasionally runs for office to challenge some nasty incumbent who would otherwise run unopposed. (Someday he might pick a fight with the intent to win rather than just dent someone. You'll know it when you see it.) He got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012 and in 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002. None of his pre-putsch writings ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level, nor do they now. A family member co-owns a business offering campaign treasurer services to Democratic candidates and the odd independent. He is very proud of her. He doesn't directly profit from her work and it doesn't affect his coverage. (He does not always favor her clients, though she might hesitate to take one that he truly hated.) He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)