Thursday, May 25, 2006

OH-18 Dem. Candidate Space: "Social Issues" No Longer "Hot Buttons"

This just in from the Ney campaign via email:
The ultra-liberal colors of Ohio's 18th District Democrat Congressional candidate Zack Space keep shining through. At the same time as he was campaigning with failed Presidential candidate and avowed Second Amendment opponent John Kerry in Ohio last week, Zack continued his outreach efforts to the national liberal and gay rights establishment by giving a lengthy radio interview on the liberal Air America network with one of the country's leading gay rights advocates, Rachel Maddow. Interestingly, a major financial sponsor of Air America is , the same liberal organization based in Washington D.C., which Space purports to have no connection with, but which has been funding negative soft-money attacks against Congressman Bob Ney.

Maddow, who lives in New York City with her "partner," questioned Space about a variety of issues popular with the national liberal establishment while acknowledging at one point that she uses a different name when dressed "in drag." But perhaps the most interesting aspect of her interview with Space came at the end with a stunning admission by Space that he doesn't sense "social issues" are still "hot button" issues.

Responding today, Ney Campaign Manager Matthew Parker said, "This is yet another example of Zack Space saying one thing and doing another. When campaigning in the small communities of rural Ohio, Zack Space purports to care about Ohio values but when 18th District voters aren't looking, Zack is pandering to liberal leaders in San Francisco and New York City and telling them that social issues don't matter to folks in Ohio."

Parker continued, "The fact is that a vote for Zack Space this November will be a vote for Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco politics taking over the United States Capitol - a vote for higher taxes, unlimited partial-birth abortions, more gun control laws, and more foreign aid. I just wonder why Zack is sneaking behind the backs of 18 th District voters and giving radio interviews with one of America 's leading liberal advocates and whose radio show does not air on any radio station within the 18th Congressional District."

"Why won't Zack Space be honest with the very people that he hopes to represent instead of pandering to the far-left? Why are social issues not important to Zack Space? One can only surmise that that is because voters in Ohio do not support Zack's far-left beliefs for more abortions, higher taxes, and San Francisco politics," Parker concluded.
UPDATE: Matt from Lincoln Logs has more...

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