Faith & Freedom Coalition Tracks Local Candidates on Its Major Issues

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 attorney, semi-retired due to disability, residing in northwest Brea. Occasionally runs for office against bad people who would otherwise go unopposed. Got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012; Josh Newman then won the seat in 2016. In 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002; Todd Spitzer then won that seat in 2018. Every time he's run against some rotten incumbent, the *next* person to challenge them wins! He's OK with that. Corrupt party hacks hate him. He's OK with that too. He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)