2022 Candidate Survey Results
Please note, as a result of the recent Democrat redistricting, you may not be in the district you were the last time you voted.
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Candidate ratings are, at best, a fragile enterprise.
As you no doubt know, we have endorsed, supported, and donated to candidates in the recent past who we would not hire as janitors now.
So, with that in mind we’ll share our imperfect guesses on people running for office. If they have no voting record that’s the best we can do. Sometimes even if they DO have voting records that’s the best we can do.
We surveyed candidates for governor and legislative seats.
We did NOT survey Democrat candidates as we had in the past. The Democrats have openly declared war on gun owners, liberty, and anyone who contributes to society. They have embraced and enabled parasites and criminals. We did not need a survey to know where anyone running as a Democrat was coming from.
We did not survey most Republican incumbents. With a few exceptions it was clear where they stood. On the House side, virtually all of them behaved so disgracefully that we had no problem placing them solidly in the “no” list.
There were a few who were appointed late in the game so we gave them the opportunity to answer our survey if they so chose.
In the case of Kevin Mannix, who is seeking, (one more time) a House seat, he is a “Republican” who is not currently in office, but whose history as a shifty, anti-gun, attention whore made it easy to place him firmly in the camp of the majority of incumbent Republican House Reps.
While most Republican incumbents added their approval to some dangerous leftist legislation, every single one of them (except for a few appointed late in the session due to a vacancy) refused to stand up and walk out, agreed to give up one of the only tools they had to combat the Democrat’s madness, and piled on to expel the only member with integrity, Mike Nearman.
And they did it for a payoff of 2 million bucks.
Why anyone would want a job that required working with this collection of greedy cowards is a bit of a mystery, but someone has to do it.
Our legislator’s survey touched on two points. The first asked if the candidate would stand up to their failed and pathetic “leadership” and represent the people who elected them. The second inquired about their specific stands on existing gun law.
We rated them on a percentage basis according to their answers.
At this point, it’s important to note that candidates for legislative seats were warned NOT to answer our survey by their respective caucuses.
Below we have reproduced emails sent to candidates by political hack Bryan Iverson, who “advises” the House and Senate Republican Caucuses. Bryan also happens to be the husband of current House Republican Leader, Vicki Breeze Iverson.
From: Bryan Iverson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2022 7:06 PM
To: Bryan Iverson <email@example.com>
Subject: OFF email
If you get an email questionnaire from Oregon Firearms Federation, (OFF) just delete it. They are a fringe gun group bashing Republicans to fundraise. Not worth your time to respond.
Let me know if you get any other questionnaires that you are not sure of.
Senior Advisor to Senate Republican Leader, Tim Knopp
Political Director, Leadership Fund
From: Bryan Iverson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2022 4:10 PM
Subject: OFF Questions
Apparently there is an OFF Questionnaire floating around to you all. House Republican Caucus wants you to not respond to the email and just ignore things from this Fringe group trying to get you to answer questions that can be used against you in the future.
I have cc’d Chris Prosch our campaign Director who you can ask for any further clarification, but just know it is not worth your time and we will not be working with OFF in any way during campaigns.
Senior Advisor to House Republicans
Oddly, Iverson neglects to mention that the “fringe” group he is referring to (us) has been active in Oregon politics for over 20 years and, last election cycle alone, donated well over $200,000.00 to Republican candidates, (including his wife) after being asked to by the House and Senate Republican leaders. None of the candidates who won have offered to return any of the money.
While both caucuses asked for money and endorsements, they now demand that we be “banned from the building” (Senator Fred Girod) and called us a “rogue” organization (Rep Christine Drazan.) But of course, they cashed the checks.
We supported candidates based on their previous actions and records. When they folded up and abandoned Oregon for a payoff, we called them out. And we’ll continue to do so.
As you can imagine, candidates who responded and made clear that they were more interested in protecting Oregon than sucking up to “leadership” deserve serious consideration. They put themselves on the line.
They can expect to be attacked by an establishment that is more interested in offices and parking spaces than protecting your rights.
As you will see, many candidates chose not to go on the record. Some had no working emails so there was no way to get surveys to them. Some prefer to not go on the record. Some, no doubt, hope to be embraced by the failing establishment. This is not uncommon in politics.
We surveyed some, but not all, of the Republican candidates for Governor. It seemed like half the people registered in the Republican Party filed to run for governor. Just to be practical we tried to narrow it down to the candidates we thought were the most credible. By that we don’t mean they were necessarily good people, but that they had a plan and a campaign and a working email address .
We’re sure some will disagree with our choices. One thing we can probably all agree on is that without a radical change in the leadership and policies of the Oregon Republicans, our state will continue to disintegrate. Please register to vote. Research the candidates in your district and show up at forums and debates with questions. And don’t settle for non-committal shuck and jive responses. We are running out of time.
(Please note, the percentage grades are based on candidate’s answers to our survey. A “100%” grade reflects their answers but does not imply an endorsement. Endorsed candidates are noted next to their grades.)