At Least 40 Republicans Fail GOP Purity Test
Republican candidates who don’t meet 8 out of 10 items in its purity test will be denied funding by the party, according to its new resolution, which calls for “Republican solidarity in opposition to Obama’s socialist agenda.”
A candidate who disagrees, “as identified by the voting record, public statements and/or signed questionnaire of the candidate, shall not be eligible for financial support and endorsement by the Republican National Committee,” the resolution says.
Several Republican candidates already in play wouldn’t qualify for office under these rules put out by committeeman Jim Bopp.
Rep. Mike Castle (R-DE) has been elected statewide 12 times, including a term as LG, 2 terms as GOV and 9 terms in the House. He is running to fill the remainder of VP Joe Biden’s term, and he gives GOPers the best — and perhaps only — shot at winning the seat.
But Castle voted in favor of cap and trade legislation, has a largely pro-choice voting record and received an “F” rating from the National Rifle Association. That, under Bopp’s resolution, would be enough to disqualify Castle from receiving national party support.
Think Progress lists many of the other errant Republicans, including a guy who was their headliner last time around, John McCain.