From a press release from yesterday:
ATLANTA – Three major grassroots organizations that comprise the Conservative Leadership Coalition held a press conference at the State Capitol today. Each released its guide to the July 2010 primary.
Americans for Prosperity Georgia released a first-ever “scorecard” of state congressional and legislative races. It examined key fiscal and regulatory issues and how lawmakers voted on policy such as the 1.5 percent tax on hospitals. The scorecard is designed to help voters determine who they would like to support in the July 20 primary.
“We believe this scorecard will help Georgia voters decide who has been friendly to their wallets and who has not during this recession,” said Virginia Galloway, AFP’s state director.
AFP’s scorecard can be found here.
The Georgia Tea Party, meanwhile, released its first voters guide. It examined statewide, federal and local races and candidates’ responses to issues such as illegal immigration, education, taxes and healthcare. The Georgia Tea Party scorecard can be found here.
Meanwhile, the 9.12 Project endorsed candidates in select number races where it believed it could mobilize grassroots support before the July primary, said Tricia Pridemore, chairman of the 9.12 Project.
In statewide races, the 9.12 Project endorsed Melvin Everson for state Labor Commissioner; Gerry Purcell for Insurance Commissioner; and Doug MacGinnitie for Secretary of State.
In Georgia legislative races, the organization endorsed Christian Coomer for Georgia House District 14; Charlice Byrd for Georgia House District 20; Calvin Rhodes for Georgia House District 41; Buzz Brockway for Georgia House District 101; and Brett Harrell for Georgia House District 106; Barry Loudermilk for state Senate District 52; Joe Anderson for state Senate District 9; David Belle Isle for state Senate District 56; and Judson Hill for state Senate District 32.
“We have confidence that these candidates, if elected – or re-elected, will not let down Georgia voters,” Pridemore said. “They are the type of politicians who want to get to work and start shrinking the size of state government and make it less of a burden on business and families.”