The GA Christian Coalition announced the release of their voter guide to the 10 CD special election in a press release email this afternoon, asking folks to “view and download” the scorecard by clicking the link www.gachristiancoaliton.com. (Yes, I realize that “coalition” is misspelled in the link — unfortunately, the super-duper press release typer-and-proofreaders at the GCC did not, and therefore stuck a bad link in their press release. One would think that folks would be able to spell a web address correctly in a release, especially if that web address is exactly the same as the name of their organization ;-)).
Below the break, some interesting points from the results:
In this 46-question survey, four ofthe five Republicans who responded (Whitehead, Broun, Greene, Myers, and Underwood) gave the exact same responses on all but six (with three candidates breaking from the pack on two questions each). Here’s where they differed:
- Greene answered “No” to the question “Would you Vote to override a presidential veto of pro-life legislation?,” as well as to the question “Would you support legislation that allows federal-funding for faith-based charitable organizations?“
- Underwood answered “Yes” to the question “Do you support affirmative action programs that provide preferential treatment to minorities?” and answered “No” to the question “Do you support allowing state governments to block federal approval for Indian gambling in their respective state?“
- Myers answered “No” to the question “Do you support legislation that would restrict the age of legal gambling to 21 years of age?” (though his reason for that was that “Military Personnel should have the rights of any other adult”), as well as to the question “Would you support legislation that would impose stricter security measures on our borders?“
The most interesting responses, in my opinion, came from Democratic candidate Evita Paschall.
Paschall answered with the Republicans on 20 of the 46 questions, disagreed on 22, and did not answer 4 (she was the only candidate of the six who participated to not answer one way or the other on any questions, listing either that she would need to read the legislation in question before deciding, or that the question itself was too broad).