I have been certified by the State Office of Elections as a Write-In Candidate for US Senate in the August 3, 2006 State and Federal Primary Election.
In 2004, Rep. Harold For Jr. switched his stated position against the “Federal Marriage Amendment” and crossed party lines to vote for the Republican anti-gay amendment, contradicting his stated position that the issue should be left to the states. This put him in opposition to the position of the Democratic Party presidential candidate, John Kerry, and the DNC. Harold Ford Jr. has sided with the Republican Party and the anti-gay Religious Right to support writing discrimination against gays and lesbians into the U.S.Constitution.
Now Harold Ford Jr. is running for the U.S. Senate, and he is running as a conservative. He is running AGAINST gay civil rights! He is running AGAINST women’s reproductive rights! As a progressive gay Democrat, I cannot support a candidate who is campaigning against my civil rights to win an election!
This is not the only issue in which Harold Ford Jr. has sided with the conservative Republicans and George W. Bush. He has done so on many issues: the Iraq War, using public money to fund Bush’s “faith-based” initiatives, eroding the separation of church and state, privatizing social security, cutting taxes for the corporate rich, cutting estate taxes, etc.
Progressive Democrats need a voice in this primary election! I am offering my name as a write-in candidate for the U.S. Senate to give progressive and liberal voters a real choice when they vote on August 3.
Please vote August 3, and write-in Jim Maynard for the U.S. Senate!
I also urge all progressive Democrats to vote for Steve Cohen for the House of Representatives, Dist. 9. Let’s put a real progressive in Congress!