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It’s not surprising that Betsy Markey is among 11 House Democrats on the “Election Target List” put out this weekend by the Family Research Council. (H/T to Dave Weigel of the Washington Independent.)
The media buzz, such as it was, out of the FRC’s Values Voter Summit in D.C. focused on Mike Huckabee winning the presidential straw poll (with 170 votes). But the group also distributed a ballot with 11 reps and 3 senators to see who should be on FRC’s “Election Target List.” Colorado’s appointed Democratic senator, Michael Bennet, is on the list.
FRC’s ballot includes hyperbole describing Markey as a “radical leftist.” But this probably is as much about revenge as anything else.
After all, it was Markey who took out FRC favorite Marilyn Musgrave in 2008.
Indeed, it was three years ago almost to the day that Musgrave spoke at the 2006 Values Voter Summit and made one of the most controversial statements of her six years in Congress.
At a time when the United States was involved in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Musgrave said this of gay marriage: “But this battle is the most important issue that we face today, and what an honor it has been to serve in the United States Congress and carry the Marriage Amendment.”
More details in my Coloradoan blog: http://bit.ly/PnaHi