Monday, July 03, 2006

Previous Candidate Endorsements, etc.

Project Vote Smart provides useful information on those who have served previously in elected positions. Consequently, we get results on Randy Graf, Steve Huffman and Gabrielle Giffords. Some of the categories changed, so we can't compare in all categories, unfortunately.

It appears that the most difficult distinctions to make will be between Huffman and Giffords. Huffman appears on these issues as a moderate Democrat. Giffords looks like a Democrat, Graf looks like a Republican.

Here are some interesting comparisons:

Gun Issues-

HUFFMAN
gets mixed albeit fairly positive ratings from gun rights groups. The assertion that the NRA has padded some candidate ratings is supported here. One has to question how the NRA can give a candidate an A- rating when everyone else gives him a horrible rating.

2004, NRA- Huffman A- .

2004, Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association-Huffman 42%.

2000, Arizona Gun Owners of America-Huffman 0%.


GRAF
gets consistently high marks from gun rights advocates.

2002, Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association-Graf A+.

2002, NRA-Graf A+.

2002, Arizona Gun Owners of America-Graf 93%.

2001, Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association-Graf A.

2000, Arizona Gun Owners of America-Graf 100%.


GIFFORDS,
not surprisingly, gets low marks across the board from gun rights groups.

2004, NRA-Giffords F.

2004, Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association-Giffords 0%.

2002, Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association-Giffords D.

2002, NRA-Giffords D.


Abortion-

GRAF
is clearly a pro-llife candidate.

2003-2004, Planned Parenthood of Central and Northern Arizona-Graf 0%.

2002, Arizona Right to Life PAC-endorsed Graf.

2000, Arizona Right to Life PAC-endorsed Mr. Graf.


HUFFMAN
is a Planned Parenthood candidate, and pro-choice almost 100% of the time.

2006, Planned Parenthood of Central and Northern Arizona-Huffman 50%.

2005, Arizona Right to Life PAC-Huffman 33%.

2005, Planned Parenthood of Central and Northern Arizona-Huffman 100 percent%.

2004, Planned Parenthood Action Fund of Central and Northern AZ-endorsed Huffman.

2003-2004, Planned Parenthood of Central and Northern Arizona-Huffman 100%.


GIFFORDS
It will be interesting to see who between Huffman and Giffords gets the Planned Parenthood endorsement.

2005, Arizona Right to Life PAC-Giffords 0%.

2005, Planned Parenthood of Central and Northern Arizona-Giffords 100%.

2004, Planned Parenthood Action Fund of Central and Northern AZ-endorsed Giffords.

2003-2004, Planned Parenthood of Central and Northern Arizona-Giffords 100%.

4 comments:

Chris said...

A perfect example of how Steve Huffman is too moderate to win. He can’t even stand up for gun owners in a pro-gun party in a pro-gun state.

Jane Arizona said...

Giffords has EMILY's list already... PP will probably follow suit.

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