Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Birds of a Feather...

Well, Politicker is reporting that our Representative Scott Garrett is scheduled to attend a "South Carolina-style" fundraiser for Senator Jim DeMint's Senate Conservatives Fund. Garrett is one of seven Representatives scheduled to attend.

For those that don't know DeMint, he has consistently ranked as the most conservative Senator since being elected.

One of DeMint's more controversial beliefs, stated in his first campaign, is that openly gay individuals and single mothers shouldn't be allowed to teach in public schools.

DeMint has also held up several pieces of legislation, including the aid for Hurricane Katrina victims that Garrett voted against. Also, both DeMint and Garrett voted against the Energy Act of 2007, which increased our efforts to reduce our dependence on foreign oil.

That's not to say they're clones. For example, DeMint did not join Garrett in voting against reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act.

Project Vote Smart has pages for both Garrett and DeMint where people can compare their voting records by issue and judge for themself.

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