A republican candidate for governor of Missouri pandering to the 27% today, via Twitter:
Dave Spence @spenceformo
Gov. Nixon fails to protect Religious Liberty. Is this right for Missouri? Sound-off here and RT our Poll! #MOGOV [….] 11:42 AM – 21 Feb 12
At Dave Spence’s (r) campaign web site: “Governor Nixon opposes rules that protect Religious Liberty from Obamacare. Do you support this?”
Uh, quite probably:
February 14, 2012 6:30 PM
Poll: Most back mandating contraception coverage
….According to a survey, conducted between Feb. 8-13, 61 percent of Americans support federally-mandated contraception coverage for religiously-affiliated employers; 31 percent oppose such coverage.
The number is similar among self-professed Catholics surveyed: 61 percent said they support the requirement, while 32 percent oppose it….
Dave Spence can’t think he’s appealing to Independents or Democrats. But that appears to be a problem for many republican candidates:
….q41 Do you think the Republican presidential candidates have been mostly talking about issues that matter to all Americans, or mostly talking about issues that mainly matter just to Republicans?
** REGISTERED VOTERS **
*** Party ID ***
Matter to all Americans
Total – 33%
Rep – 61%
Dem – 14%
Ind – 28%
Mainly to Republicans
Total – 58%
Rep – 29%
Dem – 78%
Ind – 62%
Total – 9%
Rep – 10%
Dem – 8%
Ind – 10%
Distraction by wedge issue is a feature, not a bug.
Why they fight, today at the Missouri Ethics Commission:
C111205 02/21/2012 SPENCE FOR GOVERNOR Patrick Heath 704 Havenwood Ct. St Louis MO 63122 ALMCO Sales 2/21/2012 $1,000.00
C111205 02/21/2012 SPENCE FOR GOVERNOR Tracy Hart 56 Hill Dr. Glendale MO 63122 Tarlton Contractor 2/21/2012 $1,000.00
C111205 02/21/2012 SPENCE FOR GOVERNOR Parker Condie Jr 8 Colonial Hills Dr. St Louis MO 63141 Coin Acceptors Executive 2/21/2012 $2,500.00
C111205 02/21/2012 SPENCE FOR GOVERNOR Chemline Inc. 5151 Natural Bridge St Louis MO 63115 2/21/2012 $5,000.00
They can’t care about contraception, can they?