(JOPLIN, Mo.) In the heated primary battle this summer that was the race for the GOP nomination to replace outgoing Roy Blunt, an endorsement from the group “Conservative Congress” went largely under the radar.
Surprisingly so, in fact. The group endorsed four of the candidates, including Gary Nodler and Billy Long.
The group’s co-founder Nicholas R. Brown, based in Atlanta, told TFJ last week, “we have a pretty stick policy – there aren’t any half endorsements.”
Long, who won the nomination August 3, receives support from the group, receiving an ‘Approved’ on all of the issues in their focus.
Tax cuts: Passed. Deregulation of education, energy, healthcare: Passed. Dismantling social security: passed.
Brown said if the candidate didn’t have an answer on their website, they would follow up on the phone or by email.
“The questions that we ask were fairly specific so there wasn’t a lot of leeway to wiggle out of answering the question or confirming where they stand on an issue,” he said.
Brown, however, said they weren’t going to release specific details the candidate provided.
On the group’s website, they advocate dismantling of the federal Department of Education and the Social Security program. “Conservative Congress supports candidates who are committed to de-regulating and dismantling wasteful federal social agencies and programs.”
On social issues, “Like slavery, Abortion is a blight on the American soul. Conservative Congress supports candidates committed to fighting for the lives of the unborn.”
Conservative Congress also advocates the elimination of the Federal Income Tax.
“Unfortunately for Missourians, there weren’t a lot of candidates that met our criteria. That doesn’t mean there aren’t good candidates,” Brown said. “Some at least sort of meet our criteria.”
Congressman Roy Blunt, running for U.S. Senate, receives 50% from Conservative Congress.
To check if your candidate meets the group’s criteria, go here and scroll to Missouri.
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