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DanG: Is Grant Just Another Rubber Stamp Demo?

DanG: When you line up many of the people who are against Sali, they are not my most favorite pols in the world. Newcomb and Crowe held the legistlature hostage for years and stopped up lots of good stuff; they had no love for North Idaho. On the other hand, I agree that we need to send someone to DC who can get along and play well with others. Grant has already promised to reverse Bush’s tax cuts and that doesn’t sit well with me; i.e., he’s committed to raising our taxes despite his mouthing that he’s pro-small business. Project Vote Smart doesn’t list his opinions on gun control. If Grant is against the 2nd Amendment as well, then the guy is just another rubber stamp Democrat and he does not get my vote.

DFO: DanG brings up a good point. I can’t see voting for Sali. But that doesn’t mean I’ll automatically vote for Larry Grant. Can a social conservative vote for him without being appalled down the line when he lines up with national Democrats on social issue after social issue? Unless someone can make the case, this might be the first election that I pass on the congressional vote.

BTW, you can find Larry Grant’s positions on the issues, bio info, and key endorsements at Project Vote Smart here. Sali refused to fill out the Vote Smart questionnaire.

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