Some trustworthy groups have done a lot of work to find out the views and values of the many candidates for offices up for election in 2012. The Tea Party, the West Virginians for Life PAC, the Family Policy Counsel, West Virginia Family Foundation, and the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) are some good places to check. The National Rifle Association (NRA) has a complete listing and a rating system in which new candidates without a voting record who are 100% pro 2nd amendment are given an AQ rating, the highest that is possible. However the best way to find out about a candidate is to talk to them personally or those who know them. The more local the office, the more likely you will be able to meet them, hear them speak, or speak to people who are acquainted with them.
President of the United States: According to the National Rifle Association, the choice is clear and there is only one presidential candidate to vote for in 2012: Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney is also endorsed by the American Center for Law and Justice, as well as West Virginians for Life and the West Virginia Family Foundation. The Tea Party in West Virginia is clear as well, with our local group’s endorsement.
U. S. Senate: What I hear from other West Virginians is that John Raese is a humble and generous man who supports the FFA and doesn’t try to publicize his charitable contributions. He has a rich background in successful job creation in West Virginia. He is endorsed by our local Tea Party group, as well as West Virginians for Life, and the West Virginia Family Foundation. The NRA has given him the highest rating possible at this time. Voting for John Raese is a must! His opponent Joe Manchin has betrayed the trust of the NPLA.
U. S. House: David McKinley is endorsed by NRA and the NPLA and WV Family Foundation, and has signed the Tea Party’s “Contract with the Citizens of West Virginia” pledging to support fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and accountability of elected officials. Shelly More Capito is endorsed by the NRA. Rick Snuffer is both given an A rating by the NRA and is endorsed by West Virginians for Life and the WV Family Foundation. Vote for Rick!
Governor: Bill Maloney is an active member of the West Virginia Farm Bureau, is endorsed by West Virginians for Life as well as the Familiy Foundation, and is given the NRA’s highest rating possible at this time. He is clear and strong in his stand for life and family values and transparency in government, and has a solid background in business and job creation. Investigate the seven tabs on his site: Blueprint for a Brighter Future. Show your love for West Virginia and vote for Bill Maloney!
Secretary of State: Brian Savilla is endorsed by The Tea Party, and by West Virginians for Life, and given an A rating by the NRA, .
Attorney General: Patrick Morrisey is endorsed by the Tea Party, given the best rating possible at this time by the NRA, and endorsed by West Virginians for Life and WV Family Foundation. His views are right on track and his plan is practical and specific.
Commissioner of Agricultrue: Endorsed by the Farm Bureau, Kent Leonhardt is also given the highest rating possible at this time by the NRA. For many reasons, including the WV Farm Bureau’s rejection of his opponent’s comments, it looks like Kent Leonhardt is by far the better option. It looks like Kent, as a real farmer, is the one to continue the honorable legacy of Gus Douglas. He knows his stuff, and its farming, and he has an eye for the future!
State Auditor: Larry V. Faircloth is running for accountability with the people of West Virginia so that the taxpayers can see where their money is spent. He has always been pro-life (endorsed by WV for Life) and pro-2nd amendment (earned an A-rating by the NRA).
Justice of the Supreme Court: Allen Loughry is endorsed by the West Virginia Farm Bureau, West Virginians for Life, WV state Farm PAC, the Tea Party and West Virginia Family Foundation! He has the highest rating possible at this time from the NRA.
State Senate: Find your district, then find the candidates for that district on the web sites of the Family Foundation, the Tea Party, West Virginians for Life, and the NRA. In district 12 (Harrison, Lewis, Gilmer, and Braxton Counties), Doug Facemire is given an A rating by the NRA.
House of Deligates: Find your district, then find the candidates for that district on the web sites of the NRA, Family Foundation, the Tea Party, and West Virginians for Life. In district 48 (Harrison County), Diana Bartley, Danny Hamrick, and Terry Woodside are all endorsed by the Tea Party, the Family Foundation, and West Virginians for Life. All three are also given the highest rating possible at this time by the NRA.