Defending traditional families

Footnotes for 2012 General Election Voter Guide

November 6th, 2012

President:

1.      Abortion

Obama – Saddleback Presidential Candidates Forum, 8-17-08  http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0808/17/se.01.html (accessed 10-10-12)

Romney – “My Pro-Life Pledge,” National Review Online, 6-18-11

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/269984/my-pro-life-pledge-mitt-romney (accessed 10-10-12)

2.      Human Cloning

Obama – President Obama’s March 9, 2009, announcement of his lifting of President George W. Bush’s funding restriction on embryonic stem cell research.  S. 1520, See Sec. 301 (b) which allows cloning for research:  http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:S.1520: (accessed 10-10-12)

Co-Sponsored: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:SN01520:@@@P (accessed 10-10-12)

Romney – Campaign website, http://www.mittromney.com/issues/values (accessed 10-10-12)

3.      Public Funding for Abortion Providers

Obama – ABC News Report, 1-23-09 

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/International/story?id=6716958&page=1 (accessed 10-10-12)

Romney – “My Pro-Life Pledge,” 6-18-11

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/269984/my-pro-life-pledge-mitt-romney (accessed 10-10-12)

4.      Religious Liberty

Obama – USCCB Office of General Counsel Memorandum, 3-7-12

http://www.usccb.org/about/general-counsel/upload/2012-hhs-mandate-public-legal-memo.pdf (accessed 10-10-12)

Romney – “President Obama versus religious liberty,” Mitt Romney, Washington Examiner, 3-

16-12  http://washingtonexaminer.com/article/224461 (accessed 10-10-12)

5.      Same-Sex Marriage

Obama – http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/10/us/politics/obama-says-same-sex-marriage-should-be-legal.html?_r=2&hp& (accessed 10-10-12)

Roll call vote on S.J.Res. 1   http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=109&session=2&vote=00163 (accessed 10-10-12)

Pg 3: http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/legislative/sap/112/saphr4310r_20120515.pdf (accessed 10-10-12)

Romney – “Mitt Romney reaffirms opposition to gay marriage,” ABC News Report, 5-10-12

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/mitt-romney-reaffirms-opposition-gay-marriage/story?id=16314461#.UHY7Km8xqfg (accessed 10-10-12)

6.      Second Amendment

Obama – Chicago Tribune, 7-22-12

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-07-22/news/ct-oped-0722-page-20120722_1_anti-gun-president-gun-show-loophole-nra-leaders (accessed 10-10-12)

Romney – NRA Website, 10-5-12

http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/articles/2012/nra-pvf-endorses-mitt-romney-and-paul-ryan-for-president-and-vice-president.aspx (accessed 10-10-12)

U.S. Senate:

1.      Abortion

McCaskill  – “Where They Stand: Talent, McCaskill On Abortion,” Sam Hananel, The Associated Press, 9-25-06

http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/2109/claire-mccaskill#.UHZHBG8xqfg (accessed 10-10-12)

Akin  – http://nrlc.www.capwiz.com/nrlc/bio/id/10339 (accessed 10-10-12)

http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/9301/todd-akin#.UHZGxG8xqfg (accessed 10-10-12)

2.      Traditional Marriage

McCaskill – “Blunt Pulls Out Win As Bush Carries State,” Terry Ganey and Virginia Young, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11-3-04

Akin – 2008 H.J. Res 89: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/110/hjres89 (accessed 10-10-12)

3.      Second Amendment

McCaskill – http://www.nrapvf.org/grades-endorsements/2012/Missouri.aspx (accessed 10-10-12)

Akin – http://www.nrapvf.org/grades-endorsements/2012/Missouri.aspx (accessed 10-10-12)

4.      Wasteful Gov. Spending

McCaskill – H.R. 1 (111th Congress) “Yes” vote: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/111-2009/h46 (accessed 10-10-12)

“…stimulus bill was an egregious waste of $800 billion of tax payer money…” CAGW, 6-27-12: http://www.cagw.org/newsroom/releases/2012/cagw-slams-fha-for-insuring.html (accessed 10-11-12)

CAGW rating: http://www.ccagwratings.org/?mode=member&member=501 (accessed 10-10-12)

Akin – H.R. 1 (111th Congress) “No” vote: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/111-2009/h46 (accessed  10-10-12)

CAGW rating: http://www.ccagwratings.org/?mode=member&member=44 (accessed 10-10-12)

5.      ObamaCare

The Associated Press, “McCaskill, Akin differ on health care policy,” 9-30-12

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/McCaskill-Akin-differ-on-health-care-policy-3906726.php (accessed 10-11-12)

Governor:

1.      Abortion

Nixon – As Attorney General paid to defend Missouri’s laws, Nixon explained why he would not defend a pro-life law: “I’m Pro-Choice, I have a conflict of interest.”  (Post-Dispatch, July 30, 1999).   “anti-life rating” from Missouri Right to Life: http://www.missourilifepac.org/2012/2012-general-ratings-endorsements.pdf (accessed 10-11-12)

Spence – St. Louis Beacon, 12-16-11: https://www.stlbeacon.org/#!/content/14442/cadre_of_local_businesspeople_help_spence_raise_money_fast (accessed 10-11-12) 

Endorsed by Missouri Right to Life: http://www.missourilifepac.org/2012/2012-general-ratings-endorsements.pdf (10-11-12)

2.      Homosexual Special Rights

Nixon – Gov. Nixon’s Executive Order 10-24, July 9, 2010  (see Articles I, VI, IX, XI, XII, & XIII)  http://governor.mo.gov/orders/2010/10-24.htm (accessed 10-11-12)   

Spence – http://www.spenceforgovernor.com/conservative-values/    

The Washington Times  http://www.washingtontimes.com/campaign-2012/candidates/david-dave-spence-62421/

http://www.spenceforgovernor.com/conservative-values/ (accessed 10-11-12)

3.      Religious Liberty

Nixon – SB 749 veto, 7-12-12  http://www.mbcpathway.com/2012/07/nixon-spurns-faith-groups-vetoes-religious-liberty-bill/ (accessed 10-11-12)

Spence – “Spence: Nixon veto a blow to religious liberty,” 7-12-12: http://rturner229.blogspot.com/2012/07/spence-nixon-veto-blow-to-religious.html (accessed 10-11-12)        “Planned Parenthood Praises Nixon Veto, Spence Condemns It” 7-12-12: http://20poundsofheadlines.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/planned-parenthood-praises-nixon-veto-spence-condemns-it/ (accessed 10-11-12)

4.      Second Amendment

Nixon – NRA ratings: http://www.nrapvf.org/grades-endorsements/2012/Missouri.aspx (accessed 10-11-12)

Spence – NRA ratings: http://www.nrapvf.org/grades-endorsements/2012/Missouri.aspx (accessed 10-11-12)

5.      ObamaCare

Nixon – Kansas City Star, 6-29-12

Spence – Position on ObamaCare: http://www.spenceforgovernor.com/common-sense/ (accessed 10-11-12)

Lt. Governor: 

1.      Abortion

Montee – Midwest Democracy Project, 2012 Candidate Survey Responses

http://midwestdemocracy.com/officials/susan-montee/ (accessed 10-11-12)

Kinder – S.B. 275, 9-10-97: http://www.house.mo.gov/content.aspx?info=/bills97/sbsum97/SB0275C.htm (accessed 10-11-12)  http://www.senate.mo.gov/97info/bills/SB275.htm (accessed 10-11-12)

2.      Religious Liberty

Kinder – S.B. 12, 7-9-03: http://www.senate.mo.gov/03INFO/bills/SB012.htm (accessed 10-11-12)

3.      Same-Sex Marriage

Kinder – S.B. 895, 8-28-96:  http://www.senate.mo.gov/96info/bills/SB895.htm  (accessed 10-11-12)

http://www.senate.mo.gov/04info/pdf-jrnl/DAY30.pdf (p.500)  (accessed 10-11-12)

4.      ObamaCare

Montee & Kinder – St. Louis Post-Dispatch, September 4, 2012: http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/lieutenant-governor-candidates-in-missouri-hope-to-boost-job-s/article_f22bc907-34cd-5691-9db5-c5a5ed0ab431.html (accessed 10-11-12)

Secretary of State:

1.      Abortion

Schoeller & Kander: Missouri Right to Life, 2012 General Election Endorsement List:

http://www.missourilifepac.org/2012/2012-general-ratings-endorsements.pdf (accessed 10-11-12)

2011 Legislative Scorecard: http://missourilife.org/mrl_pac/2011_House_Scorecard.pdf (accessed 10-11-12)

2.      Second Amendment

Schoeller & Kander: NRA, Grades & Endorsements Database:

http://www.nrapvf.org/grades-endorsements/2012/Missouri.aspx (accessed 10-11-12)

3.      Religious Liberty

Schoeller & Kander: S.B. 749, 9-12-12: http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills121/jrnpdf/jrn078.pdf (p. 15-17) (accessed 10-11-12)

4.      Voter ID

Schoeller & Kander: Kansas City Star, October 1, 2012

http://midwestdemocracy.com/articles/missouri-secretary-of-state-candidates-disagree-on-voter-id/ (accessed 10-11-12)

2-15-12 Voter ID Bill: http://midwestdemocracy.com/articles/missouri-house-passes-voter-photo-id-bill/ (accessed 10-11-12)

5.      ObamaCare

Schoeller – VoteSmart.org, HB 1764 Roll Call Vote: http://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/65636/shane-schoeller#.UHc4Fm8xqfg (accessed 10-11-12)

http://www.shaneschoeller.org/schoeller-praises-court-ruling-on-effort-to-block-obamacare-calls-for-common-sense-election-reforms/2027 (accessed 10-11-12)

Kander – VoteSmart.org, HB 1764 Roll Call Vote: http://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/104525/jason-kander#.UHc4dG8xqfg (accessed 10-11-12)

State Treasurer:

1.      Abortion

McNary – Missouri Right to Life, 2012 General Election Endorsement List

http://www.missourilifepac.org/2012/2012-general-ratings-endorsements.pdf (accessed 10-11-12)

Zweifel – Missouri Right to Life, 2012 General Election Endorsement List;

http://www.missourilifepac.org/2012/2012-general-ratings-endorsements.pdf (accessed 10-11-12)

 State House Journal, HB 156, May 1, 2003, Overall vote: 122-35, Zweifel vote: No; September 10, 2003, Overall vote to override: 121-38, Zweifel vote: No; State House Journal, HB 481, April 28, 2003, Overall vote: 116-40, Zweifel vote: No

2.      Second Amendment

NRA, Grades & Endorsements Database:

http://www.nrapvf.org/grades-endorsements/2012/Missouri.aspx (accessed 10-11-12)

3.      ObamaCare

McNary – McNary website on ObamaCare: http://colemcnary.com/?page_id=563 (accessed 10-11-12)

Zweifel – http://semotimes.com/a-conversation-with-clint-zweifel/ (accessed 10-11-12)

Attorney General:

1.      Abortion

Koster – “Koster switches party and stances on issues.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, August 2, 2007

Martin – Missouri Right to Life, 2012 General Election Endorsement List

http://www.missourilifepac.org/2012/2012-general-ratings-endorsements.pdf (accessed 10-11-12)

2.      ObamaCare

Martin & Koster – St. Louis Post-Dispatch, September 30, 2012; http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/candidates-for-missouri-s-attorney-general-see-the-race-very/article_fe82adb5-8e34-566e-bbf0-6d98201c1824.html (accessed 10-11-12)

“Democrat in Missouri to Oppose Health Care Law” The New York Times, April 12, 2011: Article talks about Koster taking some steps but not joining the other states in their litigation. “supports expansion of health coverage”

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=7&ved=0CEgQFjAG&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.senate.mo.gov%2Fnewsroom%2FNewsClips%2F2011%2F04April%2F041211.doc&ei=vUp3UJ_XCIiC2gXT4IDgCw&usg=AFQjCNF3WB7pdDaAC5C6pqp9OVITnYUxwQ&sig2=WshFL7mox1_1y_etHeA1sQ (accessed 10-11-12)

3.      Government Transparency

Koster – http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/audit-hits-ag-koster-for-contracts-and-contributions/article_21c4c880-c091-11e1-bc32-0019bb30f31a.html  (accessed 10-11-12)

 http://articles.kspr.com/2012-06-27/law-firms_32445320  (accessed 10-11-12)   http://midwestdemocracy.com/articles/audit-hits-ag-koster-for-contracts-and-contributions/ (accessed 10-11-12)

Martin – “He was also chairman of the St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners. He headed the leadership team[8] that designed and implemented the Missouri Accountability Portal,[9] an Internet search engine that aims to track state government spending in order to increase transparency and better identify and eliminate government waste.”  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Martin_(Missouri_politician)  (accessed 10-11-12)

 http://www.rebootcongress.net/2012/07/missouri-ag-candidate-ed-martin-plans.html (accessed 10-11-12)

4.      Defending Family Farms

Koster – “The HSUS Praises Missouri Attorney General for Cracking Down on Third Substandard Puppy Mill this Summer” 8-9-11:

http://www.humanesociety.org/news/press_releases/2011/11/hsus_praises_missouri_08092011.html (accessed 10-11-12)

Martin – “Ed Martin will Defend Missouri Agriculture from Regulatory Overreach,” RebootCongress, 7-13-12:

http://www.rebootcongress.net/2012/07/ed-martin-will-defend-missouri.html (accessed 10-11-12)