There’s no polite way to put this. An astroturfed organization is attempting to annoy Chip Cravaack. That’s about all they can do since their candidates stink to the high heavens. This is a taste of the newest astroturfed anklebiters’ schtick:
Congressman Cravaack is a leader in the Republican War on Women, and has voted repeatedly to deny women their basic rights.
Congressman Cravaack has:
Voted to defund Planned Parenthood
(Roll Call Vote #2011-93; H.R. 1; 2/18/11)
Called the Obama Administration’s contraception mandate for insurance companies an “an act of federal aggression.”
There’s no question that this is an outside astroturf organization. Any organization that thinks being pro-life is a negative in the Eighth District is clueless.
There are tons of churches on the Iron Range. Parishioners, especially devout Catholics, care about the teachings of the church. To Catholic voters, there’s nothing that’ll get them to vote their religious beliefs first, their political party second, more than the government telling them that they have to violate their religious beliefs.
The HHS telling Catholic hospitals that they have to provide insurance policies that cover contraception will trigger a negative reaction from the Catholic church and their parishioners.
According to this website, Chip Cravaack has voted against women, seniors and students.
UPDATE: I was right. This is an out-of-town astroturf organization:
2012 Federal law requires us to use our best efforts to collect the name, address, occupation and employer for all contributors who contribute, in the aggregate, in excess of $200 in a calendar year. Contributions from foreign nationals who are not permanent resident aliens, national banks and federal contractors are prohibited.
Contributions are not tax deductible.
Paid for by CREDO SuperPAC, www.credosuperpac.com, not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.
According to OpenSecrets, the Working Assets Funding Service, Inc. of San Francisco contributed $422,690 to CREDO SuperPAC thus far.
It’s foolish to think that a hard left superPAC from San Francisco has anything in common with the hard-working people of the Iron Range.
Check back later today for additional information on who’s supporting CREDO. It’s this morning’s must reading.
Tags: CREDO SuperPAC, TakeDown Cravaack, Astroturf, San Francisco, Progressives, Contraception, Affordable Care Act, Democrats, Chip Cravaack, Iron Range, Catholics, First Amendment, GOP, Election 2012
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