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Tandy refuses endorsement

by Joe Arnold


Posted on April 26, 2010 at 9:24 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 26 at 9:25 PM

Just got this notice that Democrat David Tandy is refusing to accept the endorsement of the Christian conservative Freedom's Heritage Forum, presumably because of the group's views on homosexuality. 


Louisville, April 26, 2010—David Tandy, Democratic candidate for Louisville Metro Mayor, today refused to accept the endorsement of the Freedom’s Heritage Forum.
“My entire political career has been about bringing people together,” said Tandy. “I cannot accept the endorsement of any organization that works to exclude anyone from the political process. This entire campaign is about bringing every citizen of Louisville together to create better, more vibrant and more inclusive communities; a vision that organization does not share.”
Tandy noted that he made no effort to seek the support of the organization.
“My Christian values are extremely important to me,” said Tandy. “But my Christian values teach that every individual has a voice, that every person is entitled to equal rights and opportunities and that any organization which chooses to discriminate based on race, gender, nationality or sexual orientation has no place in my campaign.”


The liberal blog Barefoot and Progressive wrote of the group endorsing Rand Paul in the U.S. Senate race, and includes excerpts from the candidate survey.