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

Prolix worker's rights and government accountability attorney and General Counsel of CATER. His anti-corruption work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, leading them to work with the Democratic Party of Orange County Chair and other co-conspirators (who had long detested the internal oversight his presence provided) to remove him from the position of DPOC North Vice Chair of in violation of party rules and any semblance of due process. He also runs for office sometimes. Unless otherwise specifically stated, none of his writings prior to that lawless putsch ever spoke 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 Beautiful Bountiful Brea, but while he may brag about it he generally doesn't blog about it. A family member works as a campaign treasurer for candidates including 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 (except where noted) without compensation.