May 5, 2014

Top 8 Democrat Issue Page Fails

Democrats on all levels either don’t want to tell voters where they stand on issues like Obamacare or are so unoriginal that they are stealing their positions from other Democrats. Here are the Top 8 fails:

Amanda Renteria (CA-21)
Renteria’s problems stem from the fact that she’s been a Washington insider for 9 years and is raising most of her money from outside of California’s 21st district. She recently moved to CA-21 to run, but apparently doesn’t think it’s necessary to tell CA-21 residents where she stands on the issues because she doesn’t have an “Issues” page at all.

Jennifer Garrison (OH-6)
Garrison’s lack of an issues page has made news in the local press, as noted by the Athens News. Instead, OH-6 voters are supposed to divine her stances on the issues from her Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Julia Brownley (CA-26)
Brownley has no issues page, but offers a comforting “COMING SOON…” graphic, which demonstrates Bronwley knows she’s supposed to have an issues page, but is just too lazy to put one together.

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Ann Callis (IL-13)
And speaking of laziness, what do you do when you just don’t want to think about where you stand on the issues? Steal an issues page from a fellow Democrat candidate! That’s what Ann Callis did with Staci Appel’s “Issues” page.

Callis:

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Appel:

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Cory Westbrook (FL-8)
Callis isn’t the only candidate ripping off “Issues” pages though. FL-8 candidate Cory Westbrook stole portions of Dem. Rep. Patrick Murphy’s “Issues” text. BuzzFeed has the details.

Gwen Graham (FL-2)
Graham also has no “Issues” page. She is the daughter of former Florida Senator and Governor, Bob Graham. Bob Graham briefly ran for President, and it appears his 2003 website had an issues page!

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Bruce Braley (D-IA)
If you thought skipping the issues was just a House game, you’re wrong. Bruce Braley, famous for slamming Chuck Grassley as a “farmer from Iowa who never went to law school,” doesn’t have an issues page, either. But don’t worry, he does have a Flickr page with this gem.

Mary Landrieu (D-LA)
And finally, perhaps one of the most vulnerable Democrats this cycle, Mary Landrieu’s “Issue” page missteps have been well documented by BuzzFeed. To date, there is still no link on her website to the “Issues” page that caused her campaign so many headaches.