Conservative Organizations Say “NO” to Candidates Who Say “NO” to Family Values

Written by IllinoisReview.com

Republican candidates who support abortion and same-sex marriage won’t be getting any love from pro-family groups in the upcoming election. CitizenLink, Family Research Council Action and the National Organization for Marriage have teamed up to urge voters not to support U.S. House candidates Carl DeMaio in California and Richard Tisei in Massachusetts as well as U.S. Senate candidate Monica Wehby in Oregon.

“The undersigned organizations… will mount a concerted effort to urge voters to refuse to cast ballots for them in the November election,” the groups wrote in a letter to Republican leaders. “While we acknowledge that a national party must accommodate varying points of view on matters of prudence, we also believe a party must stand for certain core principles that it expects its candidates to defend.”

Tony Perkins, president of Family Research Council Action, said the party needs to stay true to its principles and platform.

“Some in the Republican elite have been pushing the GOP to abandon social issues, even though issues like marriage and life have been consistently embraced by the electorate,” he said. “In DeMaio, Tisei and Wehby, we have candidates who seem intent on alienating the Republican base by pushing on social issues in exactly the wrong direction.”

The letter was sent to U.S. House Speaker John Boehner and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and every GOP member of Congress.

“A clear majority of Republicans support traditional marriage and the sanctity of human life,” said Tom Minnery, president of CitizenLink. “We’re disappointed that the party’s candidates are running from these fundamental Republican principles.”

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This article was originally posted at the IllinoisReview.com blog.

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