Bachmann among candidates conservatives should “save” from the Left



At the Values Voter Summit in Washington, the Family Research Council’s FRC Action is asking attendees their preferred candidate for president, as well as which of four GOP incumbents they think it should “save” from the Left. U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann makes the cut, along with Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), Rep. Joe Pitts (R-Penn.), and Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), the last of whom is running for Senate.

The group is also giving out ballots for a potential “2010 Election Target List,” which will be narrowed down depending how those in attendance vote. Via David Weigel at the Washington Independent, here’s the list, with accompanying descriptions provided by the group:


Rep. Tom Perriello (D-Va.) – Won in 2008 by only 727 votes! From conservative district.

Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-Ohio) – Liberal in a moderate to conservative district.

Rep. Glenn Nye (D-Va.) – Pro-abortion, pro-sex-ed favorite of Planned Parenthood. Barely won in historically conservative district.

Rep. Betsy Markey (D-Co.) – Radical leftist in conservative /moderate district. Beatable. Heavy pro-abortion campaign contributions in 2008.

Rep. Walt Minnick (D-Id.) – Endorsed by Planned Parenthood. In conservative/moderate district.

Rep. Parker Griffith (D-Ala.) – Liberal in more conservative district. Vulnerable.

Rep. Alice (sic) Titus (D-Nev.) – Leftist in a toss-up district. Beatable with enough funding. (Note: She goes by “Dina” Titus.)

Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy (D-Ohio) – Heavy pro-abortion backing. Won by only 2,300 votes in more conservative district. Beatable with funding.

Rep. John Boccieri (D-Ohio) – One of Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel’s priority candidates. District usually votes conservative.

Rep. John Murtha (D-Penn.) – Key Nancy Pelosi lieutenant. Once moderate, has swung left and is vulnerable.

Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.) – Liberal in conservative district-beatable.

Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) – Lead of Obama agenda in the Senate. Victory would help change the political landscape.

Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Col.) – Has never won a statewide race. Conservatives can take back this important seat.

Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) – Ultra-liberal veteran. Low approval numbers. We can topple this leftist icon.

In addition, FRC Action highlights two Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate, Robin Carnahan in Missouri (“pro-abortionists pouring money into this race”) and Rep. Paul Hodes in New Hampshire (“homosexual ‘marriage’ supporter, vulnerable if we expose his views”).

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